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I’ll be honest, I went into this with low expectations. I’ve seen this beer around for years, in clear (probably skunky) bottles, seemed a bit like some over-produced british crap, was it even beer? Never heard a thing about it from anyone. No one seems to drink it. I finally found some cans that were stored well, although probably not fresh.
I must say that I’m really enjoying it. It has a super thick foam (the can has a widget), maybe even thicker than guiness, and is dry, malty, with a bit of a nice caramel candy flavor (but, again, not sweet). Nice minerally water profile helping dry out the beer. Quite a welcomed surprise, and possibly the best english bitter I’ve ever had, will buy again.
So smooth… I think beer “smoothness” is something the brits take very seriously.