Amazing clarity, with a crystal clear, deep amber/red body, a lovely head and excellent lacing. Nose is very malty. In fact, very malty all the way through, but not with an overbearing sweetness, more of a creamy malt. There is an unusual combination of malt with the sweet, plus an overall dry experience. This beer drinks very easily with a dry finish too. Mouthfeel is very nice, with mildly sweet creams coming to mind. Highly drinkable.
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Black Sheep Ale (Special)
Very light appearance, with a thin and wispy/bubbly head. Not a dense frothy one, rather something that was very light. A little acidic in the nose and the initial tastes. Some fruity, hop bitterness is apparent too. The beer is what I would describe as "mildly hoppy and light". Relatively low ABV makes this drinkable, and classically "English Bitter" in style. The lightness, the drinkability and the general feel of the beer had some definite cask characteristics. Only one let down, a...
Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale
Poured an orange color with a huge, foamy head. The foaminess of the head was such that, combined with the somewhat "thin" pale ale taste, the experience was somewhat "soapy". The ale itself was a little on the dry side for me, and although a fairly authentic English Ale experience, not one of my particular favorites. It looked good and tasted above average, but the mouthfeel to me was disappointing for this brewery and style.