Best before 03/03/23, so I appreciate where we are with this 5.5%, relatively delicate beer in early September 2023.
Lovely, burnt orange colored pour with a decent head. Nose offers the requisite malty base.
Tastes follow suit with some drying character in the back end. That might be a function of age. Simple sweet caramel malts and a bit of earthiness in the finish. If anything, quite fruity for the style, with a soft, peachy or pear like element. Not ester based, but soft and light.
Carbonation is as expected, and this bottle doesn’t really show any signs of age to me.
Simple, stylistically correct, you can’t ask for much more.