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Bank Top Volunteer Bitter

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Brewed by Bank Top
Style: Bitter
Bolton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A great Anglo American alliance - pale bitter brewed with English malt and American hops leading to a full floral aftertaste.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A hazy light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt and grassy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and citrusy hops, leading to a dry and bitter finish. The body is light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2009
Cask @Northampton Beer Festival, 2009. Golden beer with a roasted and toffee aroma. The flavour is mildly hopped. Overall a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants BF. A golden coloured beer with a nice aroma of lemon and grapefruit. The taste has light citrus hoppy notes. Undeniably drinkable but the nose flatters.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester, England.
Clear dark yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, notes of toffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090122]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle thanks to suesbeerblog.com
Hmm, this is pretty good you know. Hazy gold with a pretty impressive white head. Full on grassy and citric American hop aroma. Full of orange and lemon and rather lovely. Similar flavour with quite obvious yeast and a bitter almost citric-sour finish. The English malt and the American hops blend really well. I wouldn’t really says it’s balanced but it certainly works. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Cask pint at NERAX on 5/4/07
Big, foamy white head shows strong retention. Bright, copper-golden body. Moderate lacing.
Lots of perky tangerine in the nose. Huge, lush, fruity (and sweet) nose with a fuzziness from the hops. Sweet malt shows moderate caramel that really helps create the mandarin-like nose. Some snappy citrus character on the finish, but otherwise not a whole lot of bitterness/acidity. Malts are soft and easy on the nose. House yeast character is present and enjoyable (musty, earthy, damp, rather intangible notes). Maybe a touch of yeast doughiness? But no flaws other than that (if you’d consider that a flaw).
Sweet flavor immediately seems somewhat underattenuated. More mandarin oranges, light caramel-honey suggestions and lots of doughiness. Very creamy consistency, with tons of peach, orange and lemon notes that make it seem like you’re biting in to one of said fruits. Bitterness follows on the end, though not quite enough to balance all the malt and clear the heavy hop flavors. More intangible yeast character (aside from the doughiness) sits on the end as well. Medium to medium-full bodied for a bitter. Fun, as always from Bank Top.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7951) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
Golden brown with a low, but lasting foamy layer. Nice fruity and hoppy depths to the nose. Fruity - grapefruit with notes of mandarin - flavour with a pleasant hoppy and bitter ending. Quite good (Half pint on gravity at The 24th Ipswich Beer Festival 22.09.2006).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
(Cask at Bar Fringe, Manchester, 27 July) Colour is pale amber with little head. Nose is fruity with oranges, mandarin, apricots and some earthy hops. Taste is fruity (mandarin, oranges, apricots) with a spicy, floral hop character in the finish. Balanced bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2005
Cask Handpump at the Farmers Arms, Bolton 12/10/2001 A golden coloured pale beer with some citrussy aromas and a slightly bitter hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Brewed for Bolton Lads & Girls Club. A quite mild bitter. Moderately hoppy with a mild bitterness.


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