English Wheat - light, corny, taps off.
Oktoberfest - taps not clean. Malty, touch too bitter in the finish.
Stone Beer - light, slightly malty, caramel only in the color, flavor is bland.
Scottish Ale - taps dirty. Off flavor overwhelms. Touch of smoke.
English Brown - off flavor dominates, a bit watery, dark grains provide a subtle nutty character, slight malt.
American Pale Ale - nice flowery hop aroma, hop flavor helps suppress off flavor but it’s still there, bitterness does not balance malt.
English IPA - off flavor detectable, no hop aroma, malty sweet with hop bitterness but not much hop flavor. Off flavor really alters character.
Stout - transparent, looks more like a porter or brown ale, off flavor noticeable, roasted malt prominate giving way to coffee in the finish.
Menu is higher end, environment is unremakable, somewhat sterile, pizza bar offers some character, but overall forgettable.
Servers seem more interested in the football games than the fact my glass was empty.
a deecnt place in the Little Rock area. Very malty English-style inspired beers. A pretty decent selection that rotates frequently. I enjoy the atmosphere of this place, reminds me of Five Seasons in atlanta. The service staff is very attentive and ready to offer a free sample before you buy a whole pint, which I like.
bleeng (164) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | March 5, 2007| Updated June 17, 2009
I visited here about two weeks ago. As usual it was very busy but I sat at the bar.
Service overall was good as I got my beers and meal in good order. The crawfish cakes were very good.
Beers: XXX-moderate bittering with little malt overtones. A good American Pale Ale
IPA-moderate head, light body, with medium hops. Smooth drinking beer.
Wee heavy-Coca Cola coloring with light head. Malty but served too cold. Turns in about 8.5%.
Batlic porter-black color, median head. Served too cold but warms up nicely. Best beer on the menu and comes in around 10%.
Overall a nice place for dinner and beers.
Update 6/09: The IPA was terrible-virtually no hops in this beer.
Ambience was okay, nothing really special. The fact that the place is non-smoking is a BIG plus in my book. I highly recommend sitting at the bar for the best service. The barmaids are friendly, attentive, and freely dispense samples of the house brews. The beer selection wasn’t the best, but the IPA and the Scotch Ale are quite good. The food is a little pricey, but is more upscale than a typical brewpub, so I guess it’s a matter of getting what you pay for. Their pizza is excellent and the burgers are really good. Definitely worth a stop.
Not as good a beer selection as the other two locations, but they serve only house brews and that is a plus as far as I am concerned. The staff is friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere, somewhat upscale dining on the River Mall in downtown Little Rock.
Brews were excellent. Try the sampler. They will bring out 2oz. samples of all their own brews on tap. My favorite...Flaming Stone. Hot rocks were used in the fermenting process just like in the early days. Awesome.