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


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - MAY 6, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 2/5/2012. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Citrus and grassy hop aroma with some rich tea malts. Flavour had more fruit, biscuit malts and a decent, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1520) - 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 (9555) - 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 (1568) - 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 (5487) - 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 (3277) - 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 (1800) - Brentford, 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 (8828) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - deep copper with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - biscuits going into ginger cake. Taste - toffee and biscuit. Some spice. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet biscuity texture and a long dry finish. Overall - interesting and slightly challenging bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Cask, Le Bistro Pierre, Torquay, 05/09/14. Handsome auburn with a persistent dense lacing collar. Nose of pine needle, forest floor, soapy and peachy orange hop. Very decent rounded orange and pine hop balanced with digestive biscuit-type malt with sprinkles of milk chocolate. Hints of crushed hazelnut, Ovaltine and orange-hinting hop tang. Pick of the local shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4578) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Cask@The Criterion, Leicester. Amber beer with a strong frothy head. The aroma is fruity and dry, and the flavour is more drier with a fruity sweetness. Overall a really nice dry and bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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