Whim Old Izaak Ale (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Broughton

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Buxton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
NOTE: Only the bottled version of this beer is brewed at Broughton. The cask version is brewed at Whim (which is under the same ownership). Ratings for the cask version should be entered there.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Black Malts; Northdown hops.
Deep reddish amber in colour, with a thick creamy head and delightful hop aroma. On the palate, it is predominantly dry, though the malt character is evident in flavour and body, and it finishes with a long-lasting and pleasant hop bitterness.

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khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Very drinkable ale. I love the hops in this and could drink about 1,000 pints.

austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2002
A deliciously sweet, malty English ale not all that different from Olde Suffolk Ale. Low alcohol content means I can drink all I like. The Northdown hops are an unusual variety and are very subtly used here. Terrific!

PorterPounder (8283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Nice heavy fruity/malty aroma. Appearance - suspended particles in a thick brown pour that has a persistent creamy white head. Stonrg finish - keeps its flavor throughout. One of the better ales I have sampled.

AxeMaster221 (342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Nice malty aroma, with just a hint of alcohol, which is surprising at only 5%. Poured a nice dark brown, with a large off-white head. Strong malty flavors, with a hint of alcohol again. A light little bitter finish. All in all, quite pleasant, and very drinkable.

Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Thick creamy head upon a body of deep amber brown. Slightly sweet aroma with bitter undertones. A slightly sweet smoked nut flavor with a bitter hoppy finish.

JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 8, 2002
An orange/amber appearance, with a moderate head. Slight hops aroma. Flavors of caramel with slight peat. Not a lot of complexity. Sometimes when someone says traditional they mean boring.

Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2002
Peaty, bockish aroma. Chestnut brown, darker than the pic, with foamy head. A little briney, presents with a watery initial flavor, then turning to a sweet and bock/ale flavor. Excellent and drinkable brew.

fatbeegc (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2002 does not count
Toasty, creamy, with a rocky head. Not as pleasant as some other english ales..say Thomas Hardy.

Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2002
Sweet and not unpleasant, yet the finish is disquietingly reminiscent of Pearl River Bridge brand soy sauce. Also note that the contents of the bottle I got were much much darker than that pictured.

MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2002
Simple yet very pleasant..........................................

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