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Brewed by Brakspear (Refresh UK - Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned.
Formally known as Live Organic and as Naturale Organic. Also previously known as Organic Beer
English Target hops give this beer a remarkable aroma. Late hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the Brakspear yeast creates a remarkable zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour. All Hops and Barley used in this beer are organically grown and produced. Malts: Organic Pale & Crystal Hops: Organic Target and Goldings


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tykjen (182) - FlorÝ, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2007
Rather disappointing compared to last time I tasted this beer. The hops are very subdued compared to last time. But still this is one of the more interesting bottle conditioned bitters on the market.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Bottled. A bright orange coloured beer with no head. The aroma is lovely and hoppy with plenty of orange fruit. The taste is also hoppy with citrus fruits, possibly mandarins, to the fore. Nice balanced and not suffering in any way from the British bottle effect. Just really smooth and tasty. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.3, 2.7 and 2.7. Average becomes 3.1

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
bottle. pours light amber with cloudy, yellow head. nose of fruits, spices, hops. forgettable taste, but a nice soft/slightly creamy one to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 28, 2006
very, very smooth on the palate, almost buttery. surprisingly mild for a bitter. though just enough hops linger after swallow. the beer on the label has one expecting a honey taste, but itís not too sweet. simply a mild drink thatís best served cold. modest bubbles and aroma. did the organic part flatten the peaks and valleys of a more complex beer or it simply add an ounce of flavor to otherwise boring beverage? not sure.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from ASDA, an early birthday present from Joe the family dog. Not a great fan of bitter but gave it a go anyway. Pours a gorgeous caramel colour with a short white head that dissolves quickly. Has a slightly sweet hoppy orange aroma. Strong taste of hops with nutty hints and dry bitter finish. Medium body. Not a bad beer, just not my cup of tea.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (4542) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2006
Bottle conditioned so Iíd left it to stand for a week - poured a sparkling clear amber with a thick white head. Strong aroma of hops and a pleasantly bitter taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2006
Bottle. Hazy, orangey amber with a nice creamy offwhite head. Citrussy hop aroma. Good caramel and citrus flavours. Medium body. A good bitter bordering to an English IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2158) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Copper colour with a nice frothy white head. Weak malt honey aroma. Citrus hop, malt flavour. Pleasant tasting beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2006
Bottle conditioned, bought from a little corner shop in Sandiacre (Derbyshire, UK). Lively but not fizzy, Prolonged yet thin head. Very freah & clean tasting. Nivce malty aroma, nice hoppy bitter taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2006
500ml brown bottle. 4.6% bottle conditioned. Poured a clear amber with good white head. Lots of microscopic bubbles and good lacing.Lovely berry/hop aroma. Great flavour nicely balanced fruity hops.Good full mouthfeel with a very pleasant bitter finish. A very drinkable beer.


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