Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Lincoln Tank Ale from Pheasantry Brewery Beer Review. This is the last (for now) of my local brews I picked up from the Co-Op a couple of weeks ago and I have to say so far I've really enjoyed my tastes of Lincolnshire. Today I give you Pheasantry Breweries Lincoln Tank Ale. Lincoln is the birthplace of the tank after all so this seems like a good name for a Lincolnshire beer. Pheasantry Brewery is actually located on a farm close to Newark, which is about 20 minutes drive from my home city, I really should pay it a visit sometime. For what it's worth I've had a few Pheasantry beers and they tend to be pretty good so I'm looking forward to this.
The beer comes in a nice 500ml bottle with a picture of lots of soldiers on a tank, so it very much fits the theme and catches the eye reasonably well. Also fittingly enough the beer supports the Lincoln tank memorial, which is fairly new and in all honesty not really worth visiting Lincoln for, fortunately though there are lots of other reasons to visit my home town. The beer clocks in with a rather meagre 4.2% alcohol content so it certainly doesn't pack the punch one would expect from a tank.
Lincoln Tank Ale pours a nice dark amber with a small head which becomes lacing after only a few seconds, which is a bit disappointing. The aroma is fortunately nicer than the looks with a few fruity notes coming through among the bitter malts, it really is quite a pleasant smell. It's actually quite nice to get away from craft beers for a while and get back to a few good old fashioned English ales and bitters. You just can't beat the good old days sometimes.
The beer is medium to full bodied, but very drinkable. There's a nicely blended mixture of fruity hops and bitter malts, with a slightly less pleasant but only just noticeable vinegar taste lurking in the background, it's not really enough to put you off though. This is very much a classic, high quality, traditional British bitter and a good choice for any session. I'm going to give Lincoln Tank Ale from Pheasantry Brewery 7.5 out of 10. It's a very good beer which any traditional bitter drinker is going to really enjoy.