500 mL bottle, Smyrna Beverage Warehouse, Smyrna, GA, USA.
Typical English Pale Ale (a little stronger in the ABV stakes), dark orange pour with a bubbly but not dense head – some sticky lacing. A lot of malt sweetness in the nose, very tempting.
All the usual, US imported, bottled English Ale (bitter) characteristics are present. Biscuit malts are in abundance, with some dry hops and acidity in the taste. Fruity and complex, this beer has all the attributes would should expect from a classy version of the style. Slightly thinner in the mouth than others in the style, but still a delicious import for those of us hopelessly deprived of these types of beers, and a long way from home.
Mild but lingering aftertaste.
Oh what I would give to taste this closer to the source and cask-conditioned.