VsXsV (4550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle at hotel lobby fart share @RBWG 2016. Hazy deep amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, caramel, toffee, raw sugar, raisins and sweet malt. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, caramel, raw sugar and light orange peel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice. Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Kris Wines. Pours mostly clear copper with a creamy, light khaki head. The nose holds lightly toasted grains, dried berries, orange peel. Light sweet flavor with slight piney bitterness, some grainy bread, minerals, faint ash, earth, more berries, mildly tangy citrus fruits. Light bodied with lively, massaging carbonation. Finishes with citrus fruits, flinty minerals, some pithy grapefruit, orange rind, lightly oily pine, lightly toasted bread. Not bad overall. RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy burnished amber pour with thin beige head, caramel and light citrus aroma, taste has some spice, light caramel, a hint of citrus and pine, ok. imdownthepub (15334) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottled, 5.4% version, 500ml from S.H Jones, Banbury. Red amber with white head. There is a general red fruit fruitiness to this, not overly sweet, there is a background resinous character along with a citric edge. Some caramel hints, again not overly just nicely balanced. Decent. zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This hazy dark amber coloured beer pours with a large foamy head. It has a rich red fruit and peppery hop flavour, a strong malt backbone followed by grapefruit and woody notes on the creamy finish. Very Nice.
JohnRMurdoch (5056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
500ml bottle from BeerRitz. Orange brown, big foamy head. Resin hop aroma. Dry toasted grassy lemon flavour. Sharp with bitter citrus hoppy orange peel aftertaste. American style bitter. harrisoni (19341) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
5.4% version bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Decent aroma. Earthy amber ale flavour. Some rye spice on aroma. It’s fine if earthy slightly muddy. Fine. Opens up a bit if had with cheese. It’s an amber ale so not hugely challenging bit fine teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. It pours a murky amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, with notes of caramel, rye, bread and pine cones. Taste is sweet and malty, with notes of toffee, spruce, rye, grains and citrus peel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite tasty leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy brown with a thick foam. Aromas are toffee and Weetabix with nutty rye. Yeasty with earthy apple and spices with bready cookie dough with floral notes. Flavours are sweet toffee with earthy apple skin and bitter lemon. Nutty with spices. Some citrus rind. Decent. downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle from Corks of North Street, Bristol. Deep amber and murky in appearance, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish aroma with some citrus and a hint of mosaic oddness. Flavour had some orange fruit, rye earthiness and a moderately dry finish. Ok.
Earlier Rating: 1/16/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Brewed at Cheddar this time. Slightly hazy copper in appearance, with a slight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Sweet bready malts, marmalade fruit and citrus hop aroma. Flavour offered more of the same, with an earthy edge and dry, slightly rasping finish with a hint of pine. Ok.