Brewed by Bespoke
Style: Bitter
Mitcheldean, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Full malty flavour with rich roasted undertones balanced with a good hop bitterness with spicy blackcurrant aromas from late hopping.

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8910) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUL 19, 2012
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Dark amber wutg an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate malts with blackberry and raisins. Woody and earthy with toffee and some smoky notes. Flavours are toffee malts with dry, earthy hops and low lemon. Spritzy yeast with dry tea and a pithy bitterness. A decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4418) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle. My first from this brewery, bought at the Three Counties Show. Bronze with a small head. Lovely malty flavour merges with citrus producing a smooth and pleasant beer. Not so overpoweringly bitter as some and really worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5798) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Cask pint at the Station Hotel, Gloucester. Reddish brown colour, small off-white head. Very moderate malty aroma, a hint of toffee. Smooth and malty flavour, but not sweet. Nutty notes, fairly decent hops in the finish. Pleasant to drink, and "very English".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1272) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
From the bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a thin white head. Aroma is a sweet caramel and taste is a rounded bitter sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (11475) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Bespoke Brewery Tap, Mitcheldean, Gloucs. Reddish amber with white head. I got a tart fruitiness to this, some sour apricot on a fuller, malted body. Not my type of thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2014. Clear copper amber. Some light milk chocolate. Some hedgerow. Decent condition. Quite likeable to be honest. Good best bitter. Chocolate and earthy hop. Some sour bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
(Cask): Dark amber colour, white head. Aroma is just a big bomb of sweet fruity notes - particularly berries. Taste has a more subdued sweet fruit taste, slight malt notes, nuts and bread. Overall quite a nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Slug & Lettuce Leicester 12/09/13. A ruby coloured beer with a white head. A sweet and fruity beer throughout. Lots of berry fruits initially but it does lack a bit of depth. Quite shallow in the aftertaste. It’s OK but nowt special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (423) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Wonderful golden colour with thick dense head. Very drinkable, exceptionally smooth and mellow bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, apple, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120502]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14370) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours clear, dark red-gold with a light, white foam head. Berries and light grainy malts in the nose, some toasted sugar. Light to medium sweet flavor with nice fruit notes, some citrus, light toast. Light bodied with fine carbonation. More toasty grains to finish, toasted sugars. Decent bitter.

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