Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: Bitter
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Regular.
First sold as Amber Ale, renamed as Original.

A classic, copper coloured session ale. You won’t find a more tasty beer at 3.6% - it’s packed full of flavour and makes an ideal choice for a regular session beer. More of this beer than any other were sold when it launched at the 2008 Nottingham beer festival: 2500 half-pint servings in just 48 hours!
Colour: Copper
Hops: Pilgrim, Styrian Goldings
Availability: Year Round

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Cask at Cloisters edinburgh ... copper ... sweet fruity juicy lovely hop nose ... light dry hop ... liitle frui and dry hop in linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2940) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Gravity at Battersea Beer Festival 2012. Copper with a lacy white head and a peppery hop aroma. Full flavoured for the weight, with nutty and juicy malt, crisp hops and a drying bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11135) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Cask conditioned at The White Lion, Oakham, Rutland. Amber with white head. Session type bitter, malty with a sweetish caramel note. Some bitterness, easy drinking. Reasonable stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask handpump at GBBF ’09. Amber. Malt and some hop in the aroma. Slightly sour fruity taste with a mid bitter finish. Decent flavour for 3.6%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, light grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090804]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4040) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2011
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Fairly pleasant Bitter, with a soft mouthful of peachy malt and unspecific bitterness. Perhaps some pepper here. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Cask@GBBF. Deep amber color, small white head. Toffee-menthol aroma. Lemony, lemon grass hoppy flavor. Aftertaste is quite long. Kind of ok, but uncharacteristic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6767) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2009
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 5 Aug 2009) Dark copper colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with toast, dried fruit and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of toast, apricots, dusty hops and a touch of yeast. Light body, balanced sweetness, generous bitterness. Hardly exciting, but decent and tasty session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2009
A Mes rate: Cask at GBBF.
Dirty golden brown colour. Wheaty, quite fruity, hints of peat and a little ginger in the finish. Late spice and bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009 Fruity aroma. Bronze coloured fruity and hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.

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