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Brewed by Brewster’s (UK)
Style: Bitter
Grantham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A copper coloured ale, brewed with four malts and three hops. It has a rich full bodied feel and a delicious fruity hop character.
Introduced in Summer 2004 as a one off. It has rapidly become a favourite in many pubs and is now a permanent beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
The Felix Holt (JDW), Nuneaton. Copper with a pure white foam that goes the distance. Aroma of oatmeal, damp wood and orange peel; good balance of orange and passion fruit tang and husky malt on the palate. Clean, tangy, quietly impressive...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3923) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Cask at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Really good beer. Like a golden ale in bitter coloure clothing. Fruity, light, fragrant and delicious range of hop notes. Some sour tang, some American style pine. Good. Good. Good. Drinkable. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is wood, fruits, nectar, some mild earth and spices as well. Flavour is quite much the same with some bready and mildly nutty notes. Quite strongly fruityish floral hops in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2010
cask at GBBF 2010 ... Earls count... London ... southeast england ... united Kingdom ... Europe ... World ... golden amber ... soft zezty lemon hop nose ... bright fruits ... lemon ... fairly tasty but smells realy nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours almost fully clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and mild hoppy. Sweet malty, slight fruity and bitter. Ends slight dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4083) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
One of my rare cask entries.Tried at the magnificent Philharmonic in Liverpool with my son Adam prior to seeing our football team Birmingham City robbed. How apt that its a bitter because thats how we both felt. Lovely smooth hops with some fruitiness and a citrus aftertaste. An excellent beer that does not cheat like some Liverpool players. Yes I am bitter and yes this is highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2008
Cask at the Old Salutation, Nottingham. Although it is enjoyably hoppy, this somewhat embarrassingly named beer is very pleasingly balanced with fruity sweet malt and juicy, citrus-flavoured hops. I thought it was a very good bitter indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3363) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Copper color. Cotton candy and apples in the nose. Fairly fragerant. Aggressive hoppy start to the mouth, but hops are fairly soft. Well balanced with malty backbone that just gives a touch of caramel. Moderately bitter finish. A stunning English bitter. Update summer 2013. Didn’t realize I drank this beer on a previous trip to the UK. Had a very different experience this time. deep orange color. Woody earthy character . Nothing exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Cask-conditioned at The Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 13/9/08. Amber with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops, hay and a touch of apricot. Slightly sweet malt flavour with plenty of fruity hops and a decent bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2008
Cask at the alfread herring. Aroma is grassy citrus hops, quite a bit of earthy mossy fresh character too. Taste is quite balanced as theres more than just pale malt in here, the piney hoppy character makes it quite drinkable stuff.


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