Acorn Reviews




Holmen2
3.4
Acorn City Pride
From cask at The City, Oldham Street, Manchester, with JFE and BG 20.01.18. Clear pale golden. Off-white head and lacing. Fine aroma and taste of pale malt, grains, bistuits and lemon and lime marmalade. Good quaffability!
Saturday, January 20, 2018

dodgge
2
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout

Friday, January 12, 2018

ManVsBeer
2.9
Acorn Guiding Star
Cask @ Seven Stars, Manchester. Dark red with a small off-white head. It has very light roasted malts with a small bitter finish.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cokemonkey11
2.7
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
On tap at spoons. Black with a bit of brown foam. Scent is mild malt properties and a bit stinky. Taste is pulverized pencil shaving malt with a fair bit of stickiness but otherwise fair. Finish is bland. Not bad.
Sunday, January 7, 2018

ManVsBeer
3.3
Acorn Pretty Green
Cask @ Beckett’s, Bank, Leeds. Blonde with a thick head. It’s a light textured hoppy ale with a high palatability.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Nocturne
3.4
Acorn The 15th Noel
Cask. Dark ruby colour. Off-white head. Chewy, fruity, winter spices, red grape, brown sugar. Doesn’t taste the strength. Good winter warmer.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Parmenion777
3.4
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
Pours a deep dark brown almost black colour with a reddish hue when held up to the light and a small lasting tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. A roasted malt taste, moderate sweetness with liquorice, coffee and burnt grainy flavours. A dryish bitterness in the finish.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

mr_h
3.4
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
Cask (6%), 1/2 pint by hand-pump at The West Kirk, Ayr on 26 Dec 2017: weak chocolate malt aroma, opaque near black, thin beige head, pattern of fine lacing, dark chocolate, liquorice, subtle spice, creamy, dry malty finish.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

kermis
3.6
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
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Cask at Moon in the Square, Bournemouth. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, Roast, cocoa and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

imdownthepub
3.5
Acorn The 15th Noel
Cask conditioned at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Very dark chestnut with cream head. There is a fuller fruitiness to this, big on the palate with a plummy, damson type flavour then an earthy maltiness. There is a background caramelisation for depth. Decent beer.
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Towey1989
3.2
Acorn Thunder Struck
Bottle from Beerdock Leek. Pours a deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, slight wood, subtle grapefruit and some spicy, floral hops. Taste of spicy dark fruits, some grapefruit, slight wood, a little roasted malts and spicy, floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A short, dry, roasty malt and spicy hop bitterness in the finish. The hops are there with a spicy fruit and roasted malt presence. Just doesn’t pack a solid punch like good BIPAs should do.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

undercurrent25
3.3
Acorn Cracker
Pours a blonde colour taste is quite dry and cerealy. Decent enough beer. Not very festive though
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Holmen2
3.8
Acorn Burning Bails
From cask at Lass O'Gowrie 29.11.17. Clear dark golden. Dense and persistent head and lacing. Excellently balanced aroma and taste of pale malt, fine hops, nuts and some caramel. Very quaffable! Hop bitterness, grass and brittle in aftertaste.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

fonefan
3.4
Acorn The 13th Noel

Cask (handpump) @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, Pimlico, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

[ As Acorn The 13th Noel ].
Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, dark malt, roasted, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity hops, roasted, dark malt, sweet malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151207]
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Don2711
4.4
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
Black with off white head. Licorice malt and chocolate flavours. Really good. Not able to detect aroma but excellent taste and strenght. Much superior to Guinness. Will explore again re aroma on another night.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DruncanVeasey
3.5
Acorn Hoptathlon
The Felix, July 2016. Brilliant shindig (?) gold with a fat head going nowhere. Again a soapy, low hop, almost coriandered effort beside the hop punishment of Blue Sky. But a decent tasting ale. Peppery, very mellow and mildly resinous with pine. Galangal in the nose.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

freebert
3
Acorn Alliance IPA
Cask at the Duke of York in - guess - York. Stone fruit and tangerine. Sweetish but balanced. Nice pint
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

kwik-lime
3.5
Acorn Alliance IPA
Cask at Cask in Pimlico. Full-bodied, some spice, well-hopped with hints of citrus. Good beer.
Monday, November 13, 2017

newm
3
Acorn Freebird

Sunday, November 5, 2017

newm
2
Acorn Thunder Struck

Thursday, October 26, 2017

imdownthepub
3.1
Acorn Pretty Green
Cask conditioned at Solihull Beer Festival '17, W.Midlands. Gold with white head. This proved to be quite a thinnish beer on the palate with a sulphery, eggy nose. There is a light, marmalade sweetness later. It's okay.
Sunday, October 8, 2017

john44
3.7
Acorn Old Moor Porter (Cask)
Cask at The Sultan BF 2007. (Backlog / historic rating from old records. NO tasting notes taken / kept) (Backlog)
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

mike_77
3.2
Acorn Barnsley Gold (Cask)
Clear golden colour with lasting head. Aroma and flavour have lightly sweet pale malts. Smooth and easy to drink.
Monday, October 2, 2017

SamVimes21
3.1
Acorn Red Oak
Cask @ Old Moseley Arms beer festival , Birmingham , amber with a white head with a malty , citrus fruity and spice leaving a aftertaste of a smooth malty bitter with a spicy feel , it's ok .
Thursday, September 28, 2017

leebrew
4
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Beddy
3
Acorn Thunder Struck

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Beddy
3
Acorn Freebird

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Gadge1500
3
Acorn Malthouse

Thursday, August 31, 2017

sdmmb
3.8
Acorn Freebird

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

AcctError487340
3
Acorn Chinook IPA
Cask at Cask, Pimlico. Single hop series. Pours orange brown, light white head. Clean, dry flavour with pleasant chinook bitterness; light and thin but pleasant
Monday, August 28, 2017

prawlie
3.2
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Tasted at the Great British Beer Festival. Dry, low bitterness, easy to drink but prosaic.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pattie
5
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Beautiful full bodied flavour. Brilliant.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

davyfraewelling
3
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)
Tasted in The Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield. Pretty bog standard Ale.
Sunday, August 20, 2017

downender
3.5
Acorn Argentine Cascade IPA
Cask-conditioned at a JDW in York 22/7/2017. Deep gold in colour, with a moderately-sized, white, head. Citrus fruit aroma, biscuity malts, grassy hops, some spicy notes and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
Monday, August 14, 2017

GuideDogSaint
3.9
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout
Cask at the Volunteers Arms, GBBF. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice and toffee. Bitter finish.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

blackisle
3.3
Acorn Thunder Struck
Bottle 33cl. poured into a shaker. Nearly opaque dark brown, good frothy beige head, half-way lasting, heavy lacing; aroma toasted malts, coffee, light treacle, licorice; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasty, malty, coffee, light chocolate; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, earthy notes, light chocolate; medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation; bit thin but otherwise a decent BIPA.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

blackisle
3.7
Acorn Old Moor Porter (Bottle)
Bottle 50cl. poured into an English pint. Deep ruby brown, tall creamy tan head, receding slowly, patchy lacing; aroma cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, licorice, light vanilla; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, roasty, malty, chocolate, cancy sugar; sweetbitter aftertaste, malty, chocolate; medium body, watery to creamy texture, soft carbonation; rich well-made porter, very nice.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

imdownthepub
3.2
Acorn Fiesta
Cask conditioned at The Black Rock, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Gold with white head. There is a slightly flowery character to this, some perfume notes, dryish malts and a touch of bitterness. Reasonable palate. It’s fine.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

WingmanWillis
3
Acorn Scarlet Oak

Sunday, July 9, 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
3.3
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