Flying Shuttle

500 mL bottle from Greens on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Part of the new wave of Thwaites available here in the USA. Here is an excerpt from my review of another of this range (Wainwright) which also applies here;
“The presentation looks good and some thought has gone into this. They seem to be retailing for $4.99 across the board.
I am worried about a couple of things about the range in general. These beers tend not to travel well, and in any case they are simply beers that are infinitely better in their cask versions, close to the source. Hardly any bottled beer of this type is drunk in England, so these are simply not the best rerprentations of these beers that you will ever get.”
On to the review for Shuttle.
Again, surprisingly good head, retention and lace. Body is a dark brown/garnet with some good red highlights scattered in there too. Super sweet nose.
Malt base here is strong (as expected) and it lays the ground work for a dryish hop background. Some mild nuttiness that finishes with an extra touch of dry character in the back. Finish re-invigorates the malt. Wow! Tasty. It’s really quite sweet into the mix as well which crept up on me.
Very moreish beer and for that alone the drinkability for me is an easy “5”. On reflection it is sweeter than I originally thought.
Nice example of the style, good stuff.

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10/02/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.9 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.3
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