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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4502) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2008
Cask at Wetherspoons, Hammersmith. Copper colour with a thin cream head; citrus aroma; very hoppy with a fruity citrus flavour and a strongly bitter finish. Very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2007
Cask handpull at Wetherspoons, Folkestone. Copper colour with lasting off white head. Aroma of strong grapefruit and hop. Very hoppy for a UK bitter, more like an APA, with glittering floral hop on finish. Some American hops I guess from the amount of grapefruit. Malts show moderate juiciness with just enough balance to carry the hops. Man, what an APA at the end of a long week. Lovely and tingly on the finish. Good grapefruit. Barman? Another one of these please.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8672) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A copper coloured beer with an off white head. More malt than hop in the aroma, although the berry fruitiness is probably from both elements. The taste is over complicated and a bit messy with too much going on for a 4.3% beer. The fruitiness and the hops just don’t quite strike a perfect balance. Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Score unchanged

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2007
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark amber with white head. Hoppy nose but quite a dull body, maybe served too cold or overaged but it was slightly amalgameted in flavour. There was some fruitiness however and a finishing dry hoppiness, I think that it was probably just badly served and I hope to rate again. My 1st Brewsters from the new Grantham Brewery, I’m hoping for better.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1707) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford. Poured a clear copper colour, with a scummy white head and some lacing. Malt heavy aroma, with some caramel and floral hop. Grassy hop flavour, with some soft fruit and grain. Finish was light bitter hop, bready malt and mango sweetness. Pretty so-so.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Fruity zesty hops with some gentle malt sweetness apparent. Pretty tasty but slightly lacking in the finish. Seems to be screaming for a full on bitter finish rather than the mild bitterness on display.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 cask @ 2nd pembury fest. Amber. Lovely candied orange and caramel aroma with hops (of course). Taste of fresh orange zest and brown sugar. Salty bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Pembury. Copper colour. Very fresh and hoppy, specifically fresh cut grass. Aromatic, flowery and citric, its all about the hops apart from a very polite nod towards the malt. Good bitter finish. Quite liked it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper amber with a small head. Floral hoppy aroma. Distinctly bitter finish with some sweet malt in between. 16.10.08 Cask at Spoons, Milton Keynes. Wet flannel aroma. Very sweet malty taste. Some bitterness. Rated:4,4,6,4,11:2.9. The pumpclip picture of a rooster has been replaced by an Aubrey Beardsley-style drawing of a languid young lady showing some of her chest. I wonder why.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense) at GBBF, August 2005. Mid copper colour. Quite hoppy aroma, with pine and grapefruit. Softer on the palate but still plenty of grapefruit. Nicely bitter finish. Definite US influence here.


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