Another beer that seemes to have changed a lot since I first drank it. There are certainly two factors that are influencing this. Firstly the American insistence on serving this stuff at temperatures which are simply too cold. Then (to add insult to injury) serving it in frosted mugs! Why oh why this obsession? This is much better enjoyed at room temperatures, or at least removed from the fridge for some time before consumption.
Once it’s up to a decent temperature this is a sweet brown ale with a distinctive taste that I find difficult to place. The malts are certainly a little out of the ordinary and I think this is the key. I don’t know if it is my imagination, but this beer is only which has apparently become a little lighter and watery as it has become more commercially successful .Might be just my imagination. Not as good as it used to be, but still holds its own.