olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at the White Horse in Oxford. Malty smell with caramel. The taste had allot of caramel and a fruity finish. Felt a bit aged or old. jjsint (3606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask @ Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Reddish brown with a decent foamy head & lacing. Aroma of freshly fallen leaves and fruit malt loaf. The sweet fruity taste gains a bitter edge fairly quickly, leading to a lingering balanced bitter finish. Some tea, strawberry & vinous notes in the aftertaste. Not too shabby. BlackHaddock (7960) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Last beer of the day (23rd Nov 13) from an Oxford pub crawl: Royal Blenheim being the establishment that this hand-pulled half-pint was poured for me.
It’s wet and got some alcohol in it: my notes by now were patchy and in a written hand I can’t decipher too well. Apparently it was a dark amber and had a fruity nature to it’s aroma and taste, I also scored it fairly highly so I either enjoyed it or my scoring was getting mellower after a hard days rating. prawlie (1702) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Dark brown-amber with bubbly head. ’Meaty’, bitter, dry, hint of chocolate. Dark malt and hops aroma, nice. Smooth but a touch tangy. Fairly good. dogbomb (1257) - ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Cask. Orange amber ale with haze. Thick white head. Smells of orange marmalade with a hint of lemon. Taste is very full - there's berries, strawberries, blackberry, gooseberry and marmalade. It's also like maltesers without the chocolate have been dipped into it. Finish is smooth and "beery". Tasty and moreish.
MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:RichTheVillan (8446) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
This beautifully malty Bitter develops velvety caramel upon leafy hops and delicately jammy fruitiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam floats atop the clear amber.
-An earthy nod is felt in the nose.
-Malt flavours are brightly showcased.
-The mouthfeel is rich and silky for this gravity, yet this remains an easy drinking brew.
-The leafy hop bitterness has peppery angles.
On cask at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford.
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark amber pour with soapy off white head, fruit and malt aroma, some hop bitterness in the taste, biscuity malts, quite pleasant. SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
[email protected]fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
matthews hall, Walsall. Dark amber beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma is of fruity malt. The taste is very malty and a bit of fruit, some bitterness too. Medium bodied. Nice bitter.
Cask @ Back of Beyond. More copper than deep red. Slightly yeasty nose, maybe a hint of sulphur. Fruity balance between the hops, malt and yeast. Not exciting but drinkable nonetheless. Beesbeer (450) - WALES - JAN 23, 2013
Good quality bitter with a medium body and good balance of floral, fruity and bitter hop flavours. Far too easy to drink.