Beautiful crystal clear copper colored pour, with a small off-white head and some lacing. Soft, sweet malts dominate what little aroma there is. The aroma, of course, improves with warming.
Very malty all the way through which is not necessarily out of character for an English Pale Ale that tend to (with the exception of the IPA’s) steer slightly away from the hop emphasis we see so often in the USA.
Lovely smooth drink with a wonderful cream/bitter lingering finish and aftertaste. Also immensely refreshing.
Drinkability is exceptional, with a classic English bitter feel benefitting from the more relaxed maltiness of the Pale Ale. A great everyday drinker. Delicious.