Lighter than expected amber color with a head and lace combo which is sufficient to keep me happily engaged. Medium (appropriate) carbonation. The nose is where the special nature of this beer start to manifest themselves. Rich caramel, biscuit malts combine to reveal a classic, English malt and mid-hop character brew. Slight dry finish that one would expect completes the package with a touch of soapy bitterness in the aftertaste. Don’t think of this as a Winter Warmer and you’ll be happier. This feels much more like a classic English ESB than just about anything else, and it delivers thecomplex malts of a gret British pint with ease. Really tasty, a beer that showcases the malt spectrum beautifully well.