Acorn Reviews




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, itís 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. Itís 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 didnít 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 Dickís, 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. Didnít 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 í17. Gold with white head. There is a sweet malty character to this, apricot fruity, a touch of caramel. Itís 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 Editorís 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

SarkyNorthener
3.6
Acorn Drop Kick
[email protected] bellwether, wednesbury. Golden beer with slight haze, medium head and Good lacing. Aroma is light malt and a hint of citrus. Taste is citrus, some biscuit, light resin and dry malts. Nice balance, good.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

mr_h
3.6
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask, quarterly ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Counting House, Glasgow on 28 Jan 2017, citrus, grain aroma, straw with a very thin off-white head and excellent fine lacing, floral, biscuit flavours, rich and creamy.
Monday, January 30, 2017

s_hartshorne
3.2
Acorn Thunder Struck
Black thin head. Aroma is fruity pine roasty malts taste same good hoppy bitter finish. Decent!! Xx
Friday, January 27, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.3
Acorn Thunder Struck
Bottle shared with s_hartshorne at family gathering weekend, carsington. Almost black beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roast malts and a bitter finish. Decent.
Friday, January 27, 2017

s_hartshorne
3.6
Acorn Freebird
Bottle shared with sarky northner at Peak District family doo. Golden thin head. Fruity Caramal sweetness nice dry hoppy bitter finish. Good stuff.
Friday, January 27, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3
Acorn Freebird
Bottle shared with s_Hartshorne at the family weekend gathering, carsington. Golden beer with small head. Aroma of pale malts, butter and light hops. Taste is mild hops, butter and pale malts. OK.
Friday, January 27, 2017

john44
3.6
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 5), Earlís Court, London Aug 2011 - Pitch Black in colour; Ruby Red against the light. Very Malty; roast/burnt malts, espresso coffee, lots of liquorice, dusty bitter dark chocolate, toffee. Slightly smokey. Fruity; berries. Hoppy; earthy and spicy hops. Roast malty and fairly bitter throughout. Dry bitter roast malty finish. Enjoyed this. Very drinkable. Nice Stout! (2011-08-06)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

john44
3.2
Acorn 1887 (God Created Tangerine)
Cask Pint Ė JDW Fest Spring 2011 in Mar 2011 - Dark Orangey-Red/Brown in colour. Hoppy; earthy and spicy hops. Malty; grainy malts, caramel, hint of chocolate. Fruity; orange citrus. Earthy hops dominate citrus fruity malty. Drinkable. (2011-04-02)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

john44
3
Acorn Challenger IPA
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Mar 2011 - Golden in colour. Fruity; orange citrus. Hoppy; grassy hops. Mildly bittersweet citrus hoppy throughout. Dry hoppy finish. A bit bland. Certainly not an IPA. Drinkable. (2011-03-16)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

john44
3.4
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Cask Pint at The Falcon, Clapham Junction, London in Jan 2011 - Dark Copper/Chestnut in colour. Hoppy; very earthy hops. Fruity; slightly citrus. Malty; roasted malts, caramel. Very nice earthy bitterness. Lasting bitter finish. Big taste for low ABV. Very good. (2011-01-24)
Monday, January 23, 2017

gowdy
3.5
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask pint at The Crystal Palace (JDW) in Glasgow. A lighter brown colour. Very little head.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

imdownthepub
2.9
Acorn Mt. Rainier IPA
Cask conditioned at The Holborn Whippet, Holborn, London. Amber with white head. The biggest impression with this was of a musty maltiness, fusty cereal hints. It does improve with a dryish bitterness but I didnít really get the hops. Just okay.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

The_Osprey
3.2
Acorn Drop Kick
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall London as íAcorn Drop Kickí, 6 Nations special. Pale golden, clear and still with a foamy white head. Aroma is biscuit and lemongrass, elderflower. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste follows aroma exactly. Lots of lemongrass, straw and grass. Nice balanced bitterness. A perfectly fine golden ale.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

berkshirejohn
3
Acorn Yorkshire Pride
50cl bottle from Morrisons, Bracknell. A straw coloured pour with a ring of white head; grassy aroma with some limey citrus; thin dusty citric taste; and a pleasant long grassy bitterness to finish. Rather odd.
Friday, January 13, 2017