Fortnum & Mason English Ale
West Berkshire Brewery Company

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
English Bitter
ABV:
4%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 0%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
From:
West Berkshire Brewery Company
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  0
SCORE
n/a
-
Notes:
Photo of redgorillabreath
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 500ml bottle, accompanying creamed haddock and mushrooms. Dark copper, quite clear. Aroma primarily a mix of maltyness and mild hops. Aggressively poured to have a fingers width head of fine foam which settled to lacing all the way down. Roasty bitterness up front, nicely complimented by hops for a prolonged finish. Very nicely balanced.

 344 characters

Photo of flyingpig
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark copper with hints of brown, there is a white head that is about the width of an index finger and settles to a fine lacing pretty quickly.

Quite light on the nose with some faint malts and perhaps a little vanilla along with some caramel too.

There is a good mix of the previously mentioned caramel and vanilla along with some butterscotch in the taste.

Medium to full bodied with a smooth and creamy feel and some nice, mild bitter notes towards the end.

This was a beer that was easy enough to drink and not as bitter as I had feared going in. I wouldn't go as far as to say it was a great beer but it was certainly drinkable and one I had no problem finishing.

1001 Beers Blog:
http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

 736 characters

Fortnum & Mason English Ale from West Berkshire Brewery Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 2 ratings