maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2006
Bottled. Not obviously bottle conditioned but I’ll take the brewer’s word for it. A copper coloured beer with no head. Tons of diacetyl in the aroma with all that goes with it such as toffee. The taste has diacetyl again together with tobacco and wood and berry fruits. The overriding impression though is that diacetyl which I don’t hate as much as some but can be really off-putting. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2006 Bottle conditioned. Old gold coloured with a slim white head. Fruity aroma (apples?) with some interesting hops.
taste-wise my first thoughts were that it was all over the place; followed by, I like it. Disparate elements that it just manages to meld together in time. Hops, fruit, caramel, sweet malts and a medium bitter long finish. Full bodied with a slightly flatish mouthfeel. I lilke it. DanielBrown (4578) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Autumn gold beer, with a ring of spaced scum, man. Smokey, dry malt flavour. Some ashy, flakey choc and a sour finish. Harsh flavour - does taste big. Palatable, but not to my tastes - a bit too thin and abrasive (though I could see it as a grower maybe). duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
Bottle. Toffee/caramel/nuts in the aroma, and the initial flavour corresponds to the flavour. Despite being a little sticky/chewy to start, it ends quite hopps and dry, with some yeasty citric notes, which i liked and also a bitter to finish. The balance wasn’t quite there to be honest, but somehow it appealed to me. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2005
From A Bottle.Bronze in colour,small head,aroma is of tangerine and malt,taste is of old fruit,
musty with a light sweetness and a bitter finish.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
Cask (handpull) at Olde Dolphin (Derby)Heavyweight Beer Festival 2005. Dense dusky orange body, alluring dry hoppy aroama, sweet fruits throughout. Bov (13456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
cloudy orange colour, fine foam, floral hoppiness, notes of honey and cream, too much carbonation, very dry and very bitter floral finish - rough fiulijn (21526) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2004
Cloudy blond color. Earthy-grassy hop nose. Quite smooth, malty, over-bitter. Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2004
Bottled. Ever so slightly cloudy amber with a very large white fluffy head. Quite conditioned and a little to gassy but the aroma and flavour make up for it. Fruity, floral rose petal aroma. Seductively sweet with a floral, fruity twist finish with a dry bitter finish. RichardGretton (4883) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
Flat looking amber beer with an airy aroma and a hopped sweet caramel flavour. Overall though a basic ale.