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Brewed by Bradfield
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sheffield, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A distinctive fruity pale ale, well balanced with a powerful floral bouquet, full-bodied and a predominantly dry aftertaste.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1106) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2007
A pale golden orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A biscuity malt, slightly wheaty, cereal nose, with a hint of citrusy hop. A dry taste, potent zesty flavour, loads of citrusy hops, followed by a balancing, smooth biscuity malt taste. The finish is dry and hoppy. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds Summer Beer Festival 2007, Heacham, Norfolk).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7288) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Sweet hay and barley malt aroma. Slightly hazy yellow color wtih moderate head. Sweet honey, barley malt, and moderately bitter hay hops flavor. Decent body. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle, Sheffield, UK. Pure gold colour. Floral pine aroma with some lime in the background. Bright fresh flavour, active but not overpowering. Pepper at first, then transitions to a long dry finish with some sweetness on the tip of the tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 03/07/2005 Clear golden coloured pale and hoppy. Crisp slightly dry malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden colour with a slim and creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy with some background malt. Interesting taste, pretty bitter to begin, but this disappears leaving a virtually bitter-less finish. There is also some nice citrus and other light fruit along the way. Medium bodied. Very drinkable and pretty good too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Re-rate: Aitken dispense system at the fantastic Bow Bar in Edinburgh. Train canceled, so had an hour to make a quick beeline here and back the the station to catch the next train. Yellow gold, clean snowy white head. Rustic sweet candy hops. Sweet, full bodied malt, candy/garden bitterness, just a tiny hint of resin in the finish. Pleasant old fashioned sort of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear yellow with a rich, pure white foam cap. Aroma holds a lot of hay and mild citrus. Flavor is like juice, orange juice, nice and sweet, mild bitterness of zesty citrus and hay. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes sweet, semi-sticky, plenty more juicy orange, tangerine and ripe lemon. Very good beer. (3.8)

Cask at the Metropolitan Bar, JDW - London. Pours perfectly clear, yellow-gold with a white foam head. Not great this time around. Some cheap white bread pale malt character with nips of creamy vanilla, white sugar and faint straw. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lemon meringue in the finish with light, doughy white bread. Meh. (3.1)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2705) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear pale golden yellow, no head, weak floral aroma, very sweet, bit of citrus, tropical fruits, oily texture, refreshing, very easy to drink

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2007
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Hazy golden, airy head. Bready nose. Dryish with some hay-like hops. Bready chewy malt make up a medium body. A malt driven, very English beer with a short, dry salty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2007
bottle at home ... Bright sharp golden orange colour ... Clean crisp ... fruity ... hoppy ... little grapefruit ... lots of hop.


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