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Brewed by Beartown
Style: Bitter
Congleton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Tawny beer with malt & fruit in the taste leading to a clean and uncompromisingly bitter hop finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2009
Cask at a Spoons in Manchester. A hazy amber beer with a dense off-white head, due to being served thru a sparkler. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, caramel, and grain, leading to a bitter citrusy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Cask@Spoons in 2010. Copper colour, small, but steady off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some nuttyness as well as some mild wooden notes. Flavour is nutty, caramel malty, mild wooden and some slight crisp maltyness as well. Pleasantly balanced. Good session bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2003 Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Pale amber. Appley, flowery nose. Dry, rounded and fruity. Lightly resiny flavour. Bitter pine needle finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Cask at the Market Porter. Spicy aroma. Dark amber color with a white head. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Flavor is likely caramel malt, but it’s strongly overlaid with hottish spice - not pepper - ginger? Something like that. Really refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Pale golden beer with little head. Light fruity malts with apple, orange refreshing flavours. Sharp and acid finish, quite balanced, good drinking light ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10197) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2003
Cask, Black Bull Cockkermouth. Blonde like a Czech pilsener, slightly cloudy. Hardly any aroma, or maybe the wind has blown it away (I was sitting in a windy beer garden). Sweetish, citrusy and malty like a Crombé, but with less hop character. Grapefruity, hoppy aftertaste. Nice summer beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 06/03/2001 A malty and fruity beer with some bitterness present. 2. Cask Stillage at the Civic Hall, Nantwich Beer Festival 26/09/2008 Fruity grapefruit aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp bitter and slightly roasted malt finish. (Champion Beer Of Cheshire Competition Beer Q3 Best Bitter Appearance 7 Aroma 8 Taste 6 Aftertaste 6 Total 27)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Cask Conditioned handpump Globe Hotel Kings Lynn. A copper coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A leafy earthy aroma and a yeasty dishwater type taste with some fruit. Served way too cold and very average.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8068) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2004
Bottled. Amber/orange in appearance. Aromas are fruity, yeasty and mellow. Flavours are dry with a light fruitiness. Quite hoppy especially on the dry finish. Not too tasty but still gluggable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Toffee barley malt and hay/grass hops aroma. Amber with minimal head. Moderately sweet barley malt and hay/straw hops flavor. Pretty hoppy. Very nice.


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