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From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 5.00
 
Tasted this in Tennents Bar, Glasgow in December 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thick white head. Slight warm yeasty bread in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a slight digestive biscuit base with a hint of tart gooseberry fruit and little else. Strong hoppy resins impart a dry bitter aftertaste. Finish is again dry and slightly metallic. Poor bitter.
This is tombyars's review for Eat Drink and be Jolly from Adnams Submited On: 2011-12-07

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.50
 
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper in colour with a thin white head. Crisp green apple noted in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a fiery maltloaf base with raisins and golden syrup. Brief note of bitter hop resins in the short aftertaste. Robust sweetness returns in the long finish. An excellent session ale which tastes far stronger than the og suggests.
This is tombyars's review for Stuart Ale from Traquair Submited On: 2011-11-22

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.50
 
Tasted this porter at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin tan head. Burnt roast grain in the intense aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a rich mocha coffee, smooth caramel and milk chocolate flavours. Slight prickle of hop resins in the short aftertaste. Finish is dry with hints of liquorice and black treacle. A good session porter.
This is tombyars's review for Rabbies Porter from Ayr Brewing Company Submited On: 2011-11-22

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 7.00
 
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Slight berry fruit in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Sweet maltloaf base gives juicy raisins and pommegranate fruit. Bitter hop resins present in the tart aftertaste but this fades fast. Malt dominates the finish with a slight metallic tang. Hints of caramel and oak cask notes at the end. An ok session bitter.
This is tombyars's review for Patron Saint Ale from Stewart Submited On: 2011-11-20

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 5.00
 
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Floral hops in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a pithy grapefruit flavour. Hop resins give a dry dusty lemony hops in the aftertaste. Finish is dry,citric, astringent and very bitter. Too dry for me but an ok golden session ale.
This is tombyars's review for Andrew Ale from Orkney Submited On: 2011-11-20

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 6.50
 
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow in October 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark amber in colour with a thin white head. Fruity aroma with orange notes. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a fruity zesty note of pink grapefruit. Dry citric hops gives a bitter resiny aftertaste. Finish is dry and fruity with a grapefruit pithy flavour. An ok session bitter.
This is tombyars's review for Octoberzest from Wadworth Submited On: 2011-11-16

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 5.50
 
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW)in October 2011. Cask,handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Lemon Jif in the rapidly fading aroma. Thin soapy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a zesty citric fruit note of lime peel and little else. Little malt in the weak watery body. Lemon sherbert and dusty hops give a bitter aftertaste which is restrained. Finish is lemon and lime zest which gives a slight alcoholic bite but better blonde ales out there - Kelburn Cart Blanche an example.
This is tombyars's review for Taking The Pith from Traditional Scottish Ales Submited On: 2011-11-15

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 6.00
 
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2011. Crystal clear palest amber with a thin white head. Short yeasty dough and fresh green apple in the aroma. Thin mouthfeel and superb lacing. Pale malts give a slight digestive biscuit base with a hint of ginger. Thin body though. Tart metallic tang of hop resins leads to a metallic aftertaste. Finish is bitter sweet and really poor, lacking in strength and complexity. Tastes more like a bitter in the 3.8 - 4% range rather than 5%. Poor effort.
This is tombyars's review for Firey Liz from RCH Submited On: 2011-11-15

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 8.00
 
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in November 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear straw in colour with a creamy white head. Grapefruit peel in the short aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives strong juicy fruit notes of grapefruit and kiwi. Reminded me of Kelburn Goldihops. Fragrant hop resins add a wheaty cereal note to the aftertaste. Crisp citric fruit note to the lingering finish. An excellent summer session golden ale.
This is tombyars's review for Vapour Trail from Salopian Submited On: 2011-11-14

From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 6.00
 
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in November 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Red apple and malt in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Robust pale malt delivers a digestive biscuit base and little else. Slight hop prickle in the short aftertaste but this abruptly fades too. Dry woody briar taste in the tart finish. A poor session bitter which lacks complexity and full bodied flavour. Poor effort from Coach House.
This is tombyars's review for Whip Lash from Coach House Submited On: 2011-11-14



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