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Abbeydale Brimstone

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Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Bitter
Sheffield, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular (formerly Occasional). A replacement for Abbeydale Best Bitter.
Russet brown beer made with Amarillo hops. It has aromas of malt loaf, marmalade and apricots with some burnt toast coming through from the dark malt. The flavours are of coffee, toffee and liquorice with underlying spices, especially cloves. There is bitterness throughout, growing during the long finish. Abbeydale’s refreshing take on a classic English bitter.
The brewers who invented the name had visions of the ruined abbey on a sea of fire or something suitably brimstoney. But the artist comes up with a horned devil in a pentacle.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (89) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Pint from The Punchbowl, Warwick. Aroma is of red currant and malt. Taste is mostly malt, with a decent amount of dark fruitiness coming through in the finish. Nice and sessionable but not too remarkable. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Cask at Paisley ale festival 2013. Pours copper, light toffee, roasted, dry and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3543) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Copper-red with a thick head. Has a full summer fruit flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1344) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
On cask at Three Stags Heads, Wardlow Mires - Dark brown body, thin white head. Lots of malt and toffee in the nose, a bit of toasted nuts too. The body is a little thinner than the others tonight, but not too much of a problem. Taste has a nice little bittersweet kick at the end. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at Paisley Beer Festival - clear brown, white head, malty fruity aroma, poor lacing, toffee, coffee in the flavour with a hint of spiciness, dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (721) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Taste at the Paisley Beer Festival. A darker brown. Not much head. Medium consistency.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
cask at cloisters ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast light chocolate nose ... too dry bitter front ... soft malt ... soft roast ... little chocolate

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3493) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
7th July 2012 saw my first visit to The Old Post Office in Birmingham where I had two hand pulled pints of real ale: this being the second one. Dark looking brew; with a good head that produced some impressive lacing on the glass sides. Malts all the way with this beer, roasted/toasted and baked; sweetish but not overly so, there is an undercurrent of hop bitterness throughout the beer and it’s all the better for it. Tastes stronger than the 3.9% ABV which I always think is a good thing: enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2305) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, deep red-brown with a coarse off-white foam and a nose of fresh hops, earth and the faintest hint of banana. Burnt marmalade and toffee palate, dry orangey bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours a dense black with a two-finger head. Stunning lacing. Well-balanced esthery scent, with notes of tartness and chocolate. Sexy piney palate, with walnuts and corn. Creamy mouthfeel and dry finish.


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