Brewed by Bays
Style: Bitter
Paignton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask, Occasional;
Launched in June 2010, Topsail is a well balanced beer, deep amber in colour with a subtle sweetness throughout.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, - MAR 15, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, toasted - caramel, fruity, light to light moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, lemon - lime notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110430]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2016
Half, cask at Union Rooms. Creamy, beige head blanketing the glass. Near clear amber body. Toffee and dough on the nose. Mid-sweet malty flavours, hints of bread, caramel and dough. More sweet than bitter to the finish. Smooth in the mouth. Easy going. (Plymouth 23.09.2016).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Cask@admiral Collingwood, Ilfracombe. Dark amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and toffee. Taste is toffee, malts, some smoke and earth. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
500ml bottle in London Inn, Torquay. Pours dark brown with slight foamy head. Taste bitter with toffee, biscuit, light resin. Good balance between bitterness and sweetness, with somewhat greasy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1894) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Cask at The Blue Mugge, Leek. A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, hedgerow fruits, some cherry, slight yeast, a little apple and subtle earthy hops. Taste of caramel, chocolate, hedgerow fruits, slight cherry, a little biscuit, subtle orange and spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied but a grainy texture. A lingering, yeasty and a touch of grassy bitterness in the finish. A nice, sessionable, flavourful bitter. Weird texture but decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, vegetive, floral, taste is sweet toffee, floral.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1595) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Tasted this in Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow on the 7th December 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thick creamy white head. Malty aroma with warm yeasty bread notes present. Good lacing and creamy mouthfeel. Mixed malts give a moist maltloaf base with strong flavours of tart redcurrant fruit and oak cask evident. Strong bitter hop resins give a harsh metallic tang in the long aftertaste. Finish is malty with biscuit overtones and again dry oak cask flavours present in the mouth. A very poor session bitter and one to avoid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Cask at The Railway, Richmond as ’Bays Topsail’. Dark orange, clear, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is bready, tangerine, Granny Smith. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is bread crusts, Danish pastry, touch of citrus with a pleasant bitterness. A tasty, rounded bitter. Could drink many pints. Good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3893) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle at friends. Amber colour with an off white head. Deep malty fruit and hop aroma. The taste is refreshingly bitter with a moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottled . Low boost brown . Malty toffee or caramel covered Apple nose . Decent foamy white head above bronze . Notes of grassy hops, chocolate , toffe covered butterscotch , paint and low boost shit like they .fuck u I’m moving to California

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at the Guildford. Pours clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aromas of biscuit, some citrus. Taste is more biscuits. Crisp finish, decent bitter.

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