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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
First sold as Amber Ale, renamed as Original.

A classic, copper coloured session ale. You wonít find a more tasty beer at 3.6% - itís 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


imdownthepub's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - 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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Pint Lord Clifden. Fine. Normal, smooth darker bitter. Drop Forge was closed. Rose Villa Tavern was closed at 10.30. Rubbish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Cask: copper amber pour. Sweet malts, light maple syrup, fruit forward, light bitterness. Decent

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3483) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Has slight malts in the aroma, but then an unexpected nice fruitiness for flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
7th August 2009
GBBF. Cask. Clear brown beer. Neutral palate. Well balanced malt and hops. Light dry malt and some mildly fruity. But itís all a bit dull.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2293) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2011
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a dark golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, hay and yeast. Flavours of caramel and hay with some light barley. OK but not as hoppy as others Iíve had from this brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3700) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2010
Cask (gravity dispense) at Ealing Beer Festival, July 2009. Dark amber/copper colour. Good condition. Rather grainy caramel malt aroma. Some chewy fruit and nuts. Surprisingly bitter mouthfeel at the finish after a somewhat malty start.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Hoppy pale ale. Fairly standard. Drinkable, clean and pleasant and unremarkable.


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