Brewed by Brakspear (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
Bottle: Cold filtered.
Ingredients: Maris Otter barley; English Goldings and Fuggles hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonestGriff (64) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Good strong bitter, strong alcoholic smell, no chemical taste or aroma, deep oaky colour, sweet bittery tang, good beer :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
remALUS (212) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Price 0,99 Ä . Rudos palvos, greitai iönykstanti gelsva puta. geriamas..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
NINeil (6) - Maidenhead, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016 does not count
Pourss with no head. Smooth taste, but ultimately bland with a lack of finish. Not a favourite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (239) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
500ml bottle in mixed selection box from Waitrose. Aroma bready with subtle malts. Taste heavily bitter, with slightly piney hops. Tastes stronger than the ABV would suggest. Solid but not particularly distinctive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (784) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
0.5 l bottle from Stockman, Helsinki. Clear amber colour, well looks like a bitter. Taste is also typical of bitters but with some additional dryness, not just bitterness. Even the bottle version has something I canít quite pinpoint. Not at all watery as some of the bitters below 4% ABV are. I hope I can taste someday the cask version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2016
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Sweet twiggy bitter. Sweet taste, some mushrooms. Very simple bitter, but I canít fault it except for lack of excitement. Finish sweet and mushroomy. Its extremely sessionable strength makes it quite impressive. Drinkability decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6129) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2016
500ml bottle (K-supermarket Sello, Espoo). Clear amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Malty, metallic hops, sweetish, wet hops in aroma. Sweet, wet hops, bit papery in taste. Nice mellow sweet bitterness and sweet malts in aftertaste. Almost no carbonation. Mellow and pleasant in mouth. Quite drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2016
*Old rating. Best before 30 Sep 2011. The beer is malty bitter. Nice typical Ale-characteristics. Malts with hints of nuts and nice and fresh. Malty fresh aftertaste. Nice but not too deep.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1748) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, slight toasted malts, subtle nuts and spicy, earthy hops. Taste of toasted malts, some caramel, slight mineral and spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A short, minerally, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Itís not that thin for 3.4 but then again itís not that flavourful either. A typical malty bitter but with a minerally bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
themightyjag (425) - - DEC 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Small white head, nice lacing. Clear amber body. Nose is metallic caramel. Flavour is earthy, caramel, metallic finish. High carbonation, clean finish. Easily drinkable, typical traditional English bitter.

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