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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A beautiful blood red coloured, full bodied beer. With a medium bitterness and a fruity blackcurrant aroma coming from Williamette hops.At 5.5% abv. This really is beer with bite!
A Strong Ale brewed in honour of the infamous Wolf of Allendale, that terrorised and killed about 40 sheep in December 1904. Killed by a train, yet sightings of other fearsome beasts still abound in the area.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/amber with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Fruity, dried fig, malt loaf, bready, golden syrup. Taste: Low/medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Medium thick smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, fairly abrupt, dry bitter sweet, malty, fruity finish. Comments: Very good and lace.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6933) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Cask at the Blue Blazer. It pours deep amber-brown with a small off-white head. The nose is brown bread, dark fruits and wood The taste is smooth, malt-driven, brown bread, dried fruit, light toast, leather and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rather nice malt-driven beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1401) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
On cask at SIBA BeerX - Rich reddy brown body, thick lacing white head. Nose is a fruity aroma like a fruit salad sweet... only stronger and a bit more savoury. Taste is a grape led experience with blackcurrants and more tropical fruit coming through. Smooth full body, lasting finish. Decent enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5316) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Cask (Lady Grey’s, Newcastle) - Brown with orangey tinges. Roasted malt, chestnuts and caramel in the aroma. Roasted and fruity taste with roasted malt standing out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2014. Milky way chocolate bar from my childhood. Very milk chocolate. Some fruit. Not really my kind of beer but it’s fine. Nice chocolate though

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Bottled 500ml (AbM)
Deep clear ruby-red color, small steady beige head, lace. Caramalty, grassy, burned sugar aroma. Light-bodied, suprsingly weak palate for this ABV. Flavor has similar elements than the nose: caramalt, grassy hoppyness, bread, toasted sugar. Too sweet and lacks decent bitterness for "wolf’s bite".

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3853) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Wonderful, clear, ruby red glowing, mahagony colour with average, creamy, fairly lating, minimally lacing, beige head. Grainy aroma, notes of oat flakes, a fruity touch of blackcurrant. Taste is dry, hints of oat flakes, very subtle sweetness, a fruity touch of red and black berries, a touch of cocoa powder. Leaves my slightly indecisive - nice fruitiness, slightly aggravating oaty dryness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (775) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
Pint at The Schooner Gateshead. Dark Brown, tan head, robust looking beer. Caramel & farmyard in the aroma. Yeasty bread and fruit&nut dark chocolate flavour. Palate was a bit claggy. I had to rush a bit, and I think that’s coloured my view. This is a lingering sipper.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1522) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
cask at the ralph. thin off white head. muddy red brown body. red fruit and roast notes. port wine. spice. tannins. bittersweet. dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Hop Pole Inn, [ Hop Pole Beer Festival & Aylesbury Brewhouse Grand Opening 2011 ], 83 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England HP19 9AZ.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111204]


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