Draft vs. Bottled – Coniston Old Man Ale

Name: Coniston Old Man Ale ABV: 4.2% Bottled/ Draft: Both! Colour: Deep gold, almost ruby – draft a little darker Head on draft: Utterly flatHead in bottle: Slightly over fizzy but short-lived Mouthfeel on draft: Positively wateryMouthfeel in bottle: Pleasantly firm body Draft Taste: A hoppy nose yields a pleasantly hoppy start, with some good… Read more »

Black Sheep Yorkshire Square Ale

Name: Black Sheep Yorkshire Square Ale ABV: 5.0 Bottled/ Draft: Bottled, not bottle conditioned. Colour: Golden syrup Head: Strong head; slightly over fizzed. Mouthfeel: Nice, ‘beery’ body. Sorry, that’s the best description I can come up with! Taste: Good bitterness which lingers; surprisingly light on the malt – from the look of it I had… Read more »

Thwaites Flying Shuttle

Name: Thwaites Flying Shuttle ABV: 4.9% Bottled/ Draft: Bottled, not conditioned Colour: Deep, deep brown Head: Short lived, not over fizzed. Mouthfeel: Light, but not watery. Taste: Nutty maltiness, sweet with not much in the way of hops. Lighter tasting than you might expect such a dark beer to be. Comment: This is clearly my… Read more »