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


on tap

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6916) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
(Cask at Lion Tavern, Liverpool, 24 July) Colour is amber with frothy head. Nose is malty, fruity with dark fruit and some earthy hops. Taste is malty and fruity with hints of dried apricots and a well balanced bitter finish with some earthy/dusty hops. A good session bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Deep gold body with a light white head. Aroma dominated by hops and light malts. Sweet initial taste, fading to a bitter maltiness. Sweet ending.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Thios was many of the Bitters that I tried in England. It was hot, of course and tough to drink. Poured Golden. It had little hop flavor and not much character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2006
Cask: Lighter ambery orange with a short but lasting white head. Mild fruit aroma. Flavour is simple cara malts and a touch of grassy hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
Cask at Harp London WC2 30 Apr 06. Bright brown colour. A lasting head. A well balanced beer without any distinction. Hardly any bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2006
Cask at the Bun Shop, Cambridge. Served chilled. Red, short foamy head. Hoppy aromas, with a slight bitter aftertaste. Palate is good - very nicely finished. Simple and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
On cask. Orange amber colour with a nice creamy head. Light aroma of caramel and toffee. Also light flavour of toffee and caramel with a touch of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - APR 28, 2006
Tap Color - Red/Brown Head - Withe Aroma - Sweet, Fruit, caramel Flavor - Sweet, Fruit, Caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2144) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Southwark Tavern (London Bridge - London).
Red limpid color, clearly and firm one. Light and evanescent head. Woody and malty aroma with detached and decided bitter notes. Lightly fruity and watery. Smooth and dry taste with light alcoholic tone. Medium duration final. Balanced and light on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, Liverpool 21/02/2002 Golden coloured pale and strong in alcohol. Slightly dry bitter finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Taps, Lytham St Annes 16/02/2003 Amber golden coloured and malty. Slightly bitter dry finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Coachman, Hartford 19/02/2003 Golden amber coloured bitter and malty. Lasting hop finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the White Horse, Armley 16/11/2003 Amber slightly strong in alcohol and sweet. Pleasant malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the King’s Arms, Llandudno 19/07/2005 Amber golden coloured and hoppy. Crisp malt finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the Hare & Hounds, Crowton 24/02/2007 Some fruit aroma. Amber coloured with orange fruit flavour. A little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish. 7. Cask Handpump at the Star Inn, Statham 17/02/2008 Some malt aroma. White head. Amber coloured and a little fruity with a crisp and bitter slightly floral malt finish. 8. Cask Handpump at the Prince Of Wales, Llangollen 23/04/2008 Fruity aroma. Thick white head. Golden coloured fruity and slightly acidic tasting with a little dryness in a crisp malt finish. 9. Cask Handpump at the Red Lion, Winsford 17/10/2009 Fruity aroma. White head. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness in a full malt finish. 10. Cask Handpump at the Old Broken Cross, Rudheath 24/12/2009 Malt aroma. White head. Copper amber coloured and slightly fruity with a hint of bitterness in a crisp peppery dry malt finish.

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