Pours a deep copper with a short finger of off-white head, excellent retention and spotty moderate lacing. Nose is fresh light English-style hops and light caramel malt. Taste follows suit, balanced sweet malt and dry, almost earthy hops. Medium body with sustained, almost prickly carbonation and a lingering bitter finish.
Now, that's a decent bitter. Sufficient malt to support the earthy dry hops, but not so much that the sweetness is overwhelming. I've been pretty down on English beers lately - other than IPA's, obviously - but this is quite nice.
My 104th from the 2010 Edition of 1001 Beers, 98th by the 2013 Edition, and 107th overall.
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