Brewed by Bathams
Style: Bitter
Brierley Hill, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottled at 4.3%.
A straw-coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex dry, hoppy taste soon predominates. Probably the best example of the traditional Black Country style of bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ Robin Hood, DY8, Amblecote. Clear medium yellow orange color with a small creamy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a fully gone head. Aroma is smooth fruity. Light sweet and fruity flavoured. Bitter. Toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and toffee malty into a mild fruity finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
[Cask at GBBF 2003] An orange beer with no head. The aroma is very slight but has notes of hops, malt, and fruit. The flavor is nice; a malt sweet fruitiness with a good fruity hoppiness rolling along the side of the tongue and lingering. It is a little cask flat, but it has a good palate. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Cask@GBBF2012. Yellowish golden colour with a minor head. Aroma is fruity, floral with some nectar and mild bready notes. Flavour is sweet floral and fruity notes along with mild wood, resin and some crisp maltiness to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Cask. Clear golden with a creamy white head leaving laces. Sweetish fruity nose. Medium body, low in carbonation, sweet fruit and a little citrus. Dry and lightly hoppy finish. 160110

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Cask in the Great Western. Clear gold beer, little white head. Light palate, softish and dry. Mellow carbonation. Bitters round here are clearly Goldens! Mellow sweet malt, light lactose. Mellow marmalade hops with a refreshing touch of lemon. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2011
bottle at home with stephen... golden amber....thin white head ... soft sweet light lemon light grassy hop ... soft sweet toffee malts ... light grassy hop ... ok as a bitter ... light lemon linger

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Cask at the source. Clear golden color, thick white head with good retention. Aroma of fruity black pepper, hay. Taste has peppery biscuit and caramel. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Cask at The Great Western during the RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a light, foamy white head. Sweet dough in the nose, some hay. Light sweet flavor with dry dough and light bitter straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sweetness in the end, some further sugary dough, white bread. So so. Quite basic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Cask at Great Western Wolverhampton. Clear gold lasting white head. Decent beer. Nice enough easy drinking bitter. A little light in flavour . Decent toffeeiah Re rate Britainnia good condition good bitterness. Could taste the bitterness running up the road.

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