Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask: Regular.
A well hopped, light golden session bitter with a distinctive, dry, refreshing taste enjoyed through a rich creamy head. Brewed in traditional cast iron and copper vessels using the finest ingredients.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Cask at The Crown, Charlton-On-Otmoor 28-09-07 Poured amber in colour with small white head. A nice fruit beer, sweeter than I recall but with a nice hoppy flourish and dryness at the end, a tasty session beer, and another beer that I can’t believe that I’ve not rated before.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
Cask. At The Harp, Covent Garden, London. Clear amber pour, with a decent lasting frothy straw-coloured head. Quite a roasty sweet caramel aroma to this, but am I picking up the dreaded diacetyl? - It seems a tad papery and artificially sweet, but the dry herbal hops are decent. The taste - less of that buttery, caramel pudding character, the sweet malt is a little roasty, and the dry herbal hops are again just fine. Very light body, perhaps too much bitter astringency for the sweetness of the malt, a bitter, dry linger doesn’t detract too much, but the weakest thing I had at The Harp when all is said and done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Burleigh Arms, Cambridge : Cask : Pale brown beer. Cardboard flavours predominate, lasting bitterness. No hop aroma. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2007
Cask @ The Nelson, Waterloo. Smokey aroma, pours clear copper beer with a lasting head. Malty with citrus and grapefruit and treacle on the fininsh. Decent if not outstanding.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh. Golden colour. Very empty beer. Low maltiness with lowalpha, earthy hops. Low bitterness. Almost tasteless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh) Golden color, white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with something making me feel like I am in a stable. Hoppy flavor with grassy and citric notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
The Stage, Market Deeping. A standard bitter, hops to the fore with some malty sweetness, a hit of citrus fruit and a dry finish. Par for the course.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11497) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
Draught (Granta Bar, Cambridge) Bitter and appley - malty. Tasty.Rather nondememo and unexceptional but a fairly competent English bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2007
3 Judges. Hints of roasted malt over balance. Grassy bitter, liquirce and hints of ink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigcat03 (228) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Drank on 04-25-07 at The Harp, London in a nonick pint. Nice amber color with a one finger off white head that left nice lacing. Malt and floral hops to the nose. Floral and pine hops along with a heavy dose of malt to the taste. Aftertaste of malt, grass, and some floral bitterness. Nice handdrawn palate with a little carbonation. A nice solid bitter.

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