Brewed by Allendale
Style: Bitter
Hexham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A real brewer’s beer! Premium gravity and a full citrus bitterness really make this golden - caramel coloured ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle shared at Christ’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014. Translucent hazed yellow/ orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some sweet honey and a little berry hop. Flavour is composed of cardboard, stale malts, honey and caramel. Palate is caramel sweet, moderate carbonation. A bit too much age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear golden beer, almost no head. malty caramel aroma, hay, grapes, citrus, banana notes. Fruity bready flavor, biscuits, citrus, grapes, some hay.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours muddy gold with a bubbly head. Lots of grains, toffee, earth, straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Toasted grain finish. Bland. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is malt driven, biscuit tones, bready, spice, toffee. Taste comprises toffee, straw, biscuit malt, trace of dark fruits, hint of nut. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterings. So so bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ ChrisO after GBBF Day 1. Hazy light orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, slightly herbs or spices, slightly leaves, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Meh, don’t really like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and herbal. Earthy, dry and herbal. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Golden amber, very spicy aroma w toffee, and an almost smoked nut finish. Strange brew. I wasn’t sure the nut til Sun said hazelnut, and she was right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
My first one from this brewery. Clear amber color, good off-white head, lace. Interesting, says "citrus aroma", this citrus is almost coffeish for my nose. Also light barnyard notes. Light-bodied. Citrus, herbs, caramel, kind of tacky flavor. Woody notes. Not infected or something but feels like something is not right here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Bottled (from AbM). Amber colour mediumsized fluffy head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is big time toasted notes and a huge amount of crystal maltiness. Flavour is crystal malts, some slight herbal and grassy bitterness along with a slight toasted edge to it. This was a rather alternative take on a bitter...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
blokeley (7) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014 does not count
Way too sharp for me. The Swift is supposed to have caramel notes but I’m not getting them. The Swift is not a patch on the Puffin best bitter.

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