ralphdot (1094) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
4.3% deep amber colour with a nice head, malt aroma, good malty taste, very nice beer. MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Aroma like coffee and traditional pubs. Dark brown colour. Quite a fruity taste and surprisingly doesn't lose much from coming out of a can. Very drinkable.
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Fantastic local beer, with a nice malty body. Nice coppery light brown amber colour, with a head that disappears before you take your first gulp. Nice easy drinking beer with a nice bitter after taste that leaves you feeling nice and refreshed. TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
This was one of the beers which I started on when I was getting into proper beer, thefore it will always hold a place dear to my heart. Remember having this on cask and enjoying it thoroughly. Good clean beer with some caramel and a good hop balance. Recommended. scotty (1209) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle from Victoria Wine Kelso,Clean dark copper, the whitish head pours big and fluffy but this dies quickly to a thin covering. Fruit and hops dominate the nose, malt in the background. Good smooth mouthfeel, fairly full bodied, slightly sweet malt, but overall well balanced palate, nicely alcoholic, reasonable finish, a satisfying brew, liked it.
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is nicely malty with a sweet light caramel, toffee and a rich sweetness. A lovely spicy/earthy base. Quite a nice balance with a soft fruity finish. A touch of apple/pear esters and some lightly toasted malts. Lovely and rich. Spicy and fruity. Quite nice for a bottled bitter. thejackpacker (477) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. A yummy, slightly spicy ale that could go the mile down the pub. leaparsons (10598) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2002
Sulphur on the aroma with a nice malts-hops balance. Earthy flavours along with a long dryness. A good bitter. The_Osprey (8179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Jan 2013 - can, room temp. Drank initially out of can, poured most into a glass. Frothy in the mouth and mid body, sweet toffee and old ale flavours, malty. I like this actually, and I wasn’t expecting to particularly. It’s got a good balance about it, is drinkable with some interesting flavours. As you drink more and get used to it, it does become slightly watery tasting, but overall this is certainly a decent example of a British beer. bhensonb (15336) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark copper with a slight white head. Aroma is malt with a hint of floral/fruity hop. Med + body. Flavor is slightly roasted malt with a fair amount of fruity/spicy hop. Decently bitter. Works for me. Oh to be in England!