Blue Label Ale - Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.
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4.33/5 rDev +24.1%
A- First non stout I'd had on nitro. Clear and amber with the endless nitro head.
S- Only beer in Malta with notable aroma. Some toffee, caramel, good amount of fruity/berry/earthy UK hops.
T- Same as smell. Nice and malty, toffee/caramel, good hop flavor(fuggles maybe), amazingly full for such a low gravity beer.
M- pretty full for 3.8 percent. Light enough to drink all night.
O- Fantastic session beer. Perfect English character, malty but not sweet, hoppy but not bitter, satifying yet quaffable.
10-06-2010 17:04:35 | More by knoxtennessee
United Kingdom (England)
4.13/5 rDev +18.3%
Brown 25cl bottle, best before 10 Sept 2010, drank on a sunny evening early June 2010. Poured into Palm Special tulip.
Amber, clear, yet darker than your average Pale Mild. Off white bubbley head sat on top, the thickness fell away slowly to leave a high collar and wispy, but full covering.
Roasted, toasted malts hit the nose, not over-stated, but there all the same.
The malts carry on into the taste, some hop bitterness is evident, but the malts smooth those away to give an easy drinking beer that is ideal when you're hot and don't want a lager/pilsner based beer. It would/could be easy to knock down its mouthfeel, but at 3.3%ABV I feel it holds its own more than a lot of weaker strenghted Milds.
As far as I know this brewery is the only one in the Med that brews ales, and long may it do so. It is also one of the reasons I've been on holiday to Malta four times!
06-02-2010 18:13:02 | More by BlackHaddock
3.15/5 rDev -9.7%
Tasted this while visiting Malta. This brew pours with very little head and the body has a dark amber color. The nose has some faint nuttiness to it along with some malt. The taste is all malt and the mouthfeel is quite light. The finish is also light and leaves little to linger in your mouth.
Overall it is a very mediocre mild but one that is eminently drinkable and something that you can throw back quite a few of. In the heat that Malta can get, a cold lager is probably more refreshing but if you are an ale fan then this one is a good choice.
02-10-2008 21:50:31 | More by banker
3.28/5 rDev -6%
The colour is pale amber (17 EBC), the liquid clear. The high head slowly sinks down to a firm airy off-white head. No lacing.
The smell is malty. Frowsy sweet biscuit-like flavours. Hints of mint and leather.
The taste is malty and quite fresh. Hints of caramel and rye cookies. The flavours are light and smooth. Fragile bitter hints of almonds and apricots, perhaps even some leather. The aftertaste brings more malty flavours with some more lightly roasted flavours. Cookies and biscuits in the finish.
The carbonation is medium strong; the many small bubbles are fresh. The liquid is semi-smooth.
I am a sucker for English mild ales. This one wasn’t one of the best, but still a good brew.
01-06-2012 21:19:07 | More by bark
3.08/5 rDev -11.7%
One of the three Farson's beers I've had on my trip to Malta.
This one is marketed as a creamy ale, ala Boddingtons, and served on nitro-tap into a nonik pint.
Deep golden color with a few medium-sized bubbles sticking to the side of the glass and a creamy, white, nitro induced head.
Very mild aroma, somewhat grainy on the palate, with a slight nuttiness. Quite watery. Not much body to speak of either which detracts from any potential creaminess.
Not one I'd be inclined to have again.
02-18-2007 09:54:24 | More by petemoss14
3.53/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pint glass.
A: A nice head quickly disappears. The beer is copper-clear with light bubbles; rather pretty.
S: Predominantly metallic malts. Disappointing
T: A little tart, a little malty, quite carbonated. Very nice. Aftertaste is clean and light. Incredibly nondescript, but utterly pleasant.
M: Lovely! Carbonated and substantial. Just plain beery.
D: The best Maltese beer I've tried (for what that's worth). Most drinkable. I recommend a half-litre in the Hole in the Wall Pub.
02-20-2011 10:50:16 | More by AgentMunky
3.13/5 rDev -10.3%
Intense copper color. One finger of white foam, quite creamy.
Very english smell, with the domince of the classic english hop.
A mix betwenn orange and earthy.
The taste is more on the orange side, with a light malty base.
Well balanced, if you think at the 3.3 ABV.
Quite thin body, same notes in the aftertaste.
Pleasant and drinkable.
08-15-2008 09:23:54 | More by stcules
Blue Label Ale from Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.
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