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Abbeydale Brimstone

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hatzer (146) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Ok bland moat water needs substance bit like cold tea thats been stewed for too long x

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear chestnut brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of roasted nuts, some aniseed, slight burnt toast, subtle treacle, a little maltloaf and subtle floral hops. Taste of roasted nuts, coffee, some toast, slight maltloaf, subtle treacle and late floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A malty, slightly spicy, floral hop bitterness in the finish. I quite like this, great malt character and subtle hoppiness, decent body for a 3.9 too. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Cask at Three Stags Heads, Wardlow Mires. Pours chestnut brown. Some coffee, sweet malty, good hoppy finish. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3207) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask in the Paget Arms, Loughborough. Chestnut with a cream head. Malty, fruity and a bit watery. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Cask kings head Huddersfield. Dark amber decent head. Aroma is toffee malts taste same nice sweetness good malts. Ok body. Decent sweet malty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask Maggie: good looking Brown beer, classy white moon coloured head. Malty toffee nose with soMe hop floral.chewy palate.toffee rich notes. Some orange hops ina grassy vibe. Little toasty.treacle too. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (337) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (10626) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Cask at Paisley ale festival 2013. Pours copper, light toffee, roasted, dry and bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1954) - 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.

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