Svesse (8731) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
(Bottle, Huxleys, Heathrow Airport, London, 29 Nov 2009) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with orange and grainy malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange, apricots and dusty hops in the finish. Below medium body, mainly dry. Well balanced and tasty, but lacking the complexity and earthy bitterness of the cask version. AlcoholForMe (16) - Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2009
Good, solid real ale and you can’t say fairer than that with a splendid taste bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle from Majestic wines (89p a 500ml) at my brother’s. Amber/gold with a white head. Needs to be served cold as a fridge beer. When it warms up the shortcomings of Well’s industrial scale brewing spoil the refreshment. weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2009
Golden with white head. Grass and sweaty changing room type smell, although not too unpleasant. Taste is a little metallic unfortunately. Disappointing seeing as I really enjoyed some of their other beers nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light fruity hop notes. The flavour is the same and has a pronounced metallic kick in the flavour too. Not quite there overall and I wouldn’t go back for another one considering the high quality of other bitters available.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle conditioned at 4.5% abv. Clear gold, decent white head with some lacing. Medium body, prickly carbonation, mouthfeel, some malty sweetness and fruity hop flavours. Pleasant if unexciting bitter. RealBeerChap (10) - USA - APR 10, 2009
Solid beer really. Does what you’d expect and there is nothing wrong with a good quality bitter such as this from Young’s, you can’t really go wrong with it unless you are really foolish that is and drink 10 pints or so. I suppose all I can say is that it is not that exciting as beer goes. jonno (2877) - JAPAN - APR 7, 2009
Very light, but decent flavour for such a low ABV. You could drink this all day, but it would get a bit samey. Light fruity malt with a light hop finish leaparsons (10692) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle. Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are light weetabix malts with grapefruit. Quite dusty with some woody notes and hints of cardboard. Flavours are biscuit and weetabix malts with some nuttiness. Dry and hoppy with grapefruit bitterness on the finish. OK. Muggus69 (2655) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2009
Beer info: Bottled in brown 500ml bottle 4.5% abv bb 31/7/09
Served lightly chilled in glass.
Pours a picture perfect pint; creamy white foam atop a deep bronzed-gold body, weaving thick lace on the way down.
Subdued nose, typically English affair with marmaladey citrus hops, hint of sweet nutty crystal malt, and bready yeast.
Smooth texture, lean body and moderate creamy carbonation. Slight drying and decent bitterness.
Unoffensive, if not a bit bland, body. Mild bready maltiness bolstered with a hint of toffee sweetness. Hop flavour seems restrained, slight spice and citrus. Drying finish, bit metallic, lingers a tiny bitter.
Not a bad bitter, easy and quite fresh, but nothing to rant and rave about.