Acorn Reviews




Sigmund
3.5
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Bottle)
500 ml bottle, at the Boot Room, Wheldale Hotel, Castleford. ABV is 3.8%. Malts are Maris Otter, Crystal and Pale Chocolate. Hop is UK Challenger. Colour between copper and chestnut, moderate head, slightly off-white. Malty aroma, slight roast, a hint of chocolate. Malty flavour too, again slight roast and a hint of chocolate, moderate hops. Good body for a beer of this ABV. Quite enjoyable.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

anders37
3.1
Acorn Darkness
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel finish.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

alexmate
3.5
Acorn Eggcracker
Dark brown colour, reasonable head. Big raisin\brandy flavours with a strong malted caramel finish. Tried at Cavendish Corner around 2009 time.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Towey1989
3.2
Acorn Freebird
Keg at Beerdock Leek. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, maybe peach, subtle pale malts and some floral hops. Taste of lemon, slight cereal malts and some floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A long, dry, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A zesty lemon ale with lots of floral hops, however it’s very simple with quite a harsh finish. Ok.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Towey1989
2.9
Acorn Blonde (Bottle)
Bottle at Beerdock Leek. Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, slight elderflower, some pale malts, a hint of butterscotch, a touch of caramel and subtle honey. Taste of lemon, elderflower, some pale malts, subtle honey and slight grassy, herbal hops. Light bodied but a watery texture. A dry, grassy, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Slightly citrusy and quite grassy and herbal hopped near the end but overall quite a thin and bland golden ale. One of Acorns weakest beers.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Towey1989
3.2
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Bottle)
Keg at Beerdock Leek. Couldn’t enter this as cask so closest to it. A clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, some chocolate, slight bready malts and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Taste of caramel, bready malts, nuts, subtle chocolate and slight spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, bready, earthy, nutty bitterness in the finish. A solid, well rounded bitter on cask, bottle and keg.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

ladnewton
3.7
Acorn Heart of Oak
Cask at CBC, Clerkenwell on 9th June 2017. Gold with disappearing off-white film and spot lacing. Intense biscuit malt aroma with fruits and a touch of spice. Richly fruity in-mouth with peach, plum and citrus over a nutty malt. A malty finish, but not over sweet. Zingy mouthfeel and a fair amount of body.
Friday, June 9, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.9
Acorn Requiem
Cask @ University Arms, Sheffield. Very dark golden and hoppy, with a very light pale ale texture. Medium to full bodied.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

jamesie1857
3.4
Acorn Ultra IPA
On cask at Travellers Rest Apperknowle - Hazy amber body with a laving white head. Nose is sweet tropical citrus and a bit of maltiness. Nice rkbust bittersweet citrus taste. Oreyt.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.7
Acorn Azacca IPA
Cask @ The Waterhouse, Manchester. Clear copper-gold with a very thin head. Fuller-bodied with an understated hoppiness, it has a crisp palatability about it.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Itstasty
3.4
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Cask @ The Kings Head, Barmby on the Marsh, East Yorkshire. Chestnut brown as described, nice clear pint, off white head. Balanced flavours of malt and hop, caramel but not sweet, is on the mild side of bitter. Easy drinking beer. A good Yorkshire session bitter.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

bartlebier
3.9
Acorn Old Moor Porter (Bottle)
500ml shared back in BE with lunch after Brexit tour of Yorkshire, April 2017. - Full colablack pour, great brown cocoa head. Earthy yet light oldschool ("Victorian") porter, elegantly balancing chocolate roast, coffee grounds, liquorice shavings, ash and crumbled biscuit sweetness. Again an Acorn beer steeped in tradition and place it seems, while subtly crafted to more modern palates. Wish I had seeked out more now...
Monday, May 1, 2017

bartlebier
3.9
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Cask halfpint at Monks Walk, Beverley. - earthy black tealeaf bitters meet bitter nuts and chocolate powder touches. Subtle and layered, like a porter/mild buried in a golden ale bitter. Lovely fruity yeast touches and hop nettle tingle while the chestnut malts do more than just sustain . Impressive oldschool/mature sessioner enjoyed in great surroundings.
Monday, May 1, 2017

bartlebier
3.6
Acorn Thirst Degree
Also Cask @ University Arms, Yorkshire Brexit tour 2017. - Lots of character and mature bitter bite for a sub-4% beer: sleek honeyed biscuit malts embedding a not-too modern citrus, orange pith, lemon balm hoppiness. Both velvety with unfiltered residue and dry and forgettable in the best sense of a straightforward sessioner.
Monday, May 1, 2017

stravale
3.6
Acorn Darkness
Cask @ Square Bottle, Chester [030417]
Copper caramel, clear, off white head
Aroma of soft sweet caramel, slight toffee
Taste as aroma, dab of red fruits, nice soft toffee caramel malts, fruity malts, slight bitter hop
Palate - Soft sweet, smooth texture, easy. Finish of soft malts
Overall - Nice easy mild

Sunday, April 23, 2017

HogTownHarry
3.4
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
September 27, 2015 - At Cask Pub & Kitchen - handpull cask. Clear bright refractive gold, slightly bubbly, with a decent off-white creamy head (lovely lacing). Mild golden ale aroma - pungent grassy bitterness, light grain; taste is also dry with some sharp lightly acidic fresh hop bitterness, very light all round. Light body - heck, it’s a golden bitter and pretty solid, if dull.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.4
Acorn Darkness
Cask at the standing order... Dark red brown... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet woody toffee fruit malt.. Caramel toffee fruit.. Soft sweet woody chocolate roast. Little blackcurrant
Friday, April 7, 2017

mr_h
3.5
Acorn Darkness
Cask, belated festival ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Crystal Palace, Glasgow on 5 Apr 2017, nutty, chocolate aroma, deep chestnut brown with a ruby tint, thin bubbly beige head and thick bubbly lacing, roast malt, toffee, caramel flavours, oily, sweet.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

deanso
3.3
Acorn Darkness
Pint at Jdw, Doncaster. Medium creamy beige head. Clear almost black pour. Easy drinking.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

allmyvinyl
3.6
Acorn Darkness
Cask at the Caley Picture House. Pours clear dark ruby with a thin beige head. Aromas of nutty chocolate, vanilla. Taste is more of the same. Solid mild.
Monday, April 3, 2017

dogbomb
2.9
Acorn Heart of Oak
Cask. Gold with a thick white head. Not much of a nose due to thick head but a little hay and malt. Taste is strong malts, a little floral, some cedar like woodiness. An easy drinker.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

deanso
3.3
Acorn Jarrylo IPA
Handpull pint at the Leopard, Doncaster. Medium creamy white head. Clear light amber pour. Lovely bitterness. Nice.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Stuu666
3.5
Acorn Darkness
Cask at the booking office. Pours deep ruby, nose is caramel, liquorice, vanilla, taste is sweet, toffee, vanilla, caramel.
Friday, March 31, 2017

john44
3.2
Acorn Darkness
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park in Mar 2017 - Dark Reddish Brown colour. Good off-white head. Moderate roasty malts, grainy, liquorice, chocolate, caramel. Dark fruit notes, raisins. Hint of spice. Earthy hops. Sweet-bitter roast malty fruity throughout. OK. Drinkable. (2017-03)
Thursday, March 30, 2017

harrisoni
3.5
Acorn Darkness
Cask handpull at Liberty Bounds JDW London. Clear deep ruby brown beer lasting tan head. It’s a toasty roasty dark ale. Dark fruits. A little ashtray. Decent condition. Very good dark beer. A bit like an old. Not a stout nor a porter. Not a dark mild. I would say an old ale. I liked the sour blackberry
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Don2711
3.5
Acorn Darkness
Ashy flavour with light dates and Smokey. Some caramel and chocolate hints. Good strength. Dark chestnut appearance. Mild on palate. Very drinkable but disappoints towards end. Maybe too mild for me but acceptable
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

wheresthepath
3.1
Acorn Darkness
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Brown with a thick beige head and a light fizz. Caramel with slightly fake milk chocolate and a little dry woodiness that just about stops it from being too sweet. Ok mild.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

theprof
3.5
Acorn Darkness
Cask. Aroma modestly malty. Pours dark chestnut with ruby lights and a tan thin top. Good lacing. Taste has twiglet style malts at the fore and dark fruit behind. The score has crept up with successive mouthfuls. In short a mild of merit.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The_Osprey
3.6
Acorn Darkness
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall as Acorn Darkness. Almost black in this light, foamy light brown head leaves full lacing. Aroma is ashy, light dates, some smoke. Body is light and smooth with lowish carbonation. Taste is rounded twiggy malts, touches of toffee and ash, a little watery towards the finish with light malt sugars offset with a little ash, hints of dental rinse, soft earthy linger. A pretty well judged mild - never got insipid and is crazy drinkable. Relatively generous with score here to take style into account.
Friday, March 24, 2017

HogTownHarry
3.7
Acorn Harvester
September 13, 2015 - at Cask Pub & Kitchen - handpull cask. Refractive clear gold with a frothy lasting off-white head. A very nice trad golden bitter - aroma is floral, grainy, acidic from the Goldings - tasty; and the taste follows - plenty of cereal, nicely balanced against that acidic Goldings bitterness, not much alcohol - chewy, decent life to it, medium grainy/crisp dry finish - simple and well made.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

HogTownHarry
2.8
Acorn Endeavour IPA
September 13, 2015 - at Cask Pub & Kitchen - handpull cask. Looks like nobody rated this one - I had to create it - but I found quite a number of check-ins for it on untappd, so I didn’t dream it (shows as "no longer being produced" there). Slightly brassy gold with an appealing lasting beige milky head. Mild aroma - such a thick head - what there was was grainy and a bit acidic - hint of dry leafy malt. Taste is old school IPA - so not American, mostly generic bitterness (vaguely resiny) tons of twiggy malt. Somewhat thick body, a tad still, emerging almost burnt maltiness in the finish leaving me not terribly impressed - somewhat harsh. Like a trip to the bad old days ...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

kermis
2.8
Acorn Drop Kick
Hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma of dough, malt, light fruit and toffee. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Above light bodied with very soft carbonation.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
2.6
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. Boring.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

allmyvinyl
3.1
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask at the Caley Picture House. Pours clear pale gold with a thick white head. Aromas of light fruit, faint sweet malt. Taste is light sweet, some biscuit, light lemon. Slightly chalky finish.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Svesse
3.3
Acorn Keyworth IPA
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 27 Nov 2016) Golden amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of citrus, tropical fruit and biscuits. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, topical fruit, some tea and a balanced citric bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and refreshing. Quite nice.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

CraftBeerNick
3.6
Acorn Old Moor Porter (Cask)
Tap at Old Fountain, 6th March 17. Pours off black, aroma is liquorice, some metallic notes, coffee. Taste is medium smooth, liquorice, coffee, roasty malts. Quite nice
Monday, March 6, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.5
Acorn Keyworth IPA
Cask @ Dirty Dick’s, Halifax. Bland bitter with a light sweetness in its nose. Has an underlying berry-sweetness. Deeper clear golden with a thick head.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

theprof
3.1
Acorn Jarrylo IPA
Cask. Aroma pale malts and grassy pine hops. Pours amber white top. Taste has grain and biscuit to the fore with fruits building thereafter but a largely biscuit bitter finish. A good beer for proving what the other hops add!
Friday, February 24, 2017

jfb
2.8
Acorn Drop Kick
(cask) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of honeymelon and peppermint, some yeast, powdered sugar and grass. flavour is mostly grassy meadows and hay, with a light yeastiness, some herbal hops and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

saxo
3
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask @ The Windmill (JDW), Stansted. Medium head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, flowers, malt and hops. Sweet fruity light bitter finish.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rasmus40
2.6
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask @ The Windmill, Stansted. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter. Didn’t seem fresh. 190217
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Camons
2.8
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask @ Windmill, Stanstead. Pours golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, light grass. Flavor is light sweet, caramel, grass, little sweet fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish. 190217
Sunday, February 19, 2017

leaparsons
3.3
Acorn Pekko IPA
Cask, Broood, Leicester. Golden with an off white bubbly head. Sweet cereal with lemon marmalade and melon. Spicy with candied pineapple. Leafy with hints of mint. Herbal, grassy finish. Pithy finish. Good.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Stuu666
3.2
Acorn Kashmir
Cask at the bow bar. Pours deep ruby, nose is floral, toffee, orange, taste is sweet, floral, caramel, toffee.
Monday, February 13, 2017

imdownthepub
3.2
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Festival ’17. Gold with white head. There is a sweet malty character to this, apricot fruity, a touch of caramel. It’s okay.
Monday, February 13, 2017

fonefan
3.5
Acorn Keyworth IPA

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

[ As Acorn Keyworth IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, light caramel, light hoppy, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, pale malt, grass - fruity hops, wood - blackcurrant notes, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20161128]
7-3-7-3-15

Thursday, February 9, 2017

kwik-lime
2.8
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask at JDWs in New Malden. Refreshing and somewhat citrusey, a little bland but perfectly drinkable.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

madmitch76
2.8
Acorn Thunder Struck
6th February 2017
Almost opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is light, dry and has decent fine carbonation. Thin and tangy dark malts. Earthy coffee. Tangy floral bitterness. Earthy tangy finish. Tangy bitter linger. Quite awkward overall.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Grumbo
3.5
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask at the Editor’s Draught, Leeds. Pours clear amber colour with a lasting white head. Aroma of hop, tropical fruit, light caramel. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Nice brew.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

john44
3
Acorn Barnsley Gold (Bottle)
Bottle. Light Gold in colour. Citrus-fruity; bitter grapefruit and lemon. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty base; caramel. Bitter hoppy citrus-fruity throughout. Bitter dry hoppy finish. (2009-01)
Sunday, February 5, 2017