Pours a deep mahogany colour with a thin white head. Very little carbonation visible in the glass.
First Sip: Sweet caramlly malts with a slight citrus flavour, followed by nice mild, unassertive hops bitterness that lingers for some time. Mouth-feel is medium with a nice carbonation tingle on the tongue.
Ooh yeah. This is the proper stuff; a nice English bitter. This is the sort of brew I could quaff for quite some time.** This is a very yummy beer. It tastes good from the fridge, and tastes better when the chill has left it, and it leaves a nice warming feeling in the belly. Even the beer-burp is nice.
Good grief. Did I really use the word "unassertive" to describe the hops?
Elgood and Sons Ltd, North Brink Brewery
Same again, sir? OH YES!
*The last two reviews were numbered wrongly.
**ie, until I wear the wobbly boots.