KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2005
My favourite bottled beer, period. They have taken the magic from the Young’s cask ales and trapped it in a bottle, and by brewing it stronger they hav even more nuances in the flavour. The best bottled English ale you can find! Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Huge frothy off white head atop a clear amber brew. Little lacing. Very piney aroma. I think I got sap on my fingers. Huge hops undertones. Wow, this smells fabtabulous. Mmm, smooth, medium bodied brew, Warms you slightly from the very instant it hits your tongue with a sweet malty flavor. Very fresh, very bitter. Nice. God I love bitter. I could drink this every day. This is goood stuff here. ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber gold, with a small, but long-lasting, head. The aroma is dominated by strong resin notes from the hops, with the slightest hint of malty toffee. The initial flavour is again resin hops, which fade into the slightest hint of caramel malt before returning with a vengeance in the finish, which is again dominated by bitter hops. There is a slight toffee aftertaste. A truly magnificent beer: rich, rewarding and complex. Well-worth savouring again and again. Grzesiek79 (4297) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 24, 2012
bubblegum, basement aromas, spruce, hay, vanilla, licorice, amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, long finish, bitter, RealAleUpNorth (5) - - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
A perfectly balanced, strong ale. Malty, with rich fruit flavours. Exceptional , full bodied delight.
Teran (331) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 12, 2015
Dominant hops aroma, fruity taste, very nice delicately cloudy orange color, small ring of white head. Good carbonation. Full delight, never bored. ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 28, 2001
Claims to be an iPA but tastes more like a hoppy English bitter ale.
very enjoyable. nice malt/hop balance muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2001
Orange-red color, topped by a simply stunning thick-meringue head; nose full and flowery; flavor absolutely outstanding -- as many have commented, more hops than usual for an English ale, though still not a lot by USA standards-- but this is fine by me. Caramel, orange flavors seem to dominate, but there’s a lot going on. Another winner from Youngs. PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
Fantastic stuff. Orange amber colour slightly cloudy, good hoppy aroma, a well balanced beautiful taste. For those sad folk who have not enjoyed the pleasure of this ale get your laughing gear around it as soon as you can, lovely stuff. Would easily make my top ten ale list. Allthatisevil (48) - alabaster, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2007
I picked this up @ the market after drinking the youngs special at the pub. I thought it was the same beer. I was happy it was not EVEN BETTER. I can’t wait to get to London again