Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, honey-red with a light, white foam head. Aroma holds some sugar, lightly ripened fruits. Medium sweet flavor with more semi-ripe fruits, berries, golden raisins, lightly toasted sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet finish, with lightly toasted sugars, faint bread, cherries, pears, plums, golden raisins. It’s a pretty straight-ahead English Strong Ale. Not too much alcohol, which is pretty alright. Decent depth. As a readily available beer, it’s pretty good. Rasmus40 (20643) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 171211 fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 2003-06-24, Bottle, 6-4-7-4-14=35Beerhunter111 (20472) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2014
Amber color. Smooth, good body structure, pleasant, with some malt and quite good hop, strong caramel character. Light cardboard in the nose and light metal taste.
2004-11-30, Keg, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Amber color. Malty and cheesy aroma. Very good malty body, quite sweet, with good hops (quite aromatic).
Orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, fruchtig, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr fruchtig, nussig, herb. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2003
Golden with a nice head, quite carbonated. Aroma is sweet but also from grass.Flavor is sour like a typical ale.
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle. My 400th beer to be rated and not a bad choice. Orange/copper colour with nettle and pepper hop aroma. Caramel/toffee flavours, caramel and hop continue throughout with hoppy pepper finish. Although 6,5% the strength doesn’t overawe it. Pretty good saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden and slightly hazy. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, grass and notes of caramel. Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2001
It’s good, but I don’t see the greatness. The chewy malt and earthy hops just don’t quite come together for me. A lot of good flavours, but they seem to fight each other. TBone (17530) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2004
Bottle conditionedchrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Typical ale outlook: hazy copper brown and steady creamy white head. Fresh flowery hop aroma. Well-balanced malty body with bitter hop finish. This is the quality ale.
Bottle. Clear amber’/golden with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, bitter, little caramel, little citrus and dry.