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


on tap

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1527) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Cask, Moon Under Water, Watford. Nice copper colour with white head. Hoppy smell, with a slightly mellow bitterness matched with some sweet malt flavours. Aftertaste isn’t that strong, but is pleasant.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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 The pumpclip picture of a rooster has been replaced by an Aubrey Beardsley-style drawing of a languid young lady showing some of her chest.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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
Cask@The Market Porter, Borough, London. Some slightly aromatic hops in the nose. Mouthfeel is a bit flat and on the sweet side, slightly nutty malt and some orangey hops in the finish, quite decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at Penny Black, Northwich (JDW).21/10/2005 Copper amber coloured ale with plenty of hops and a bubble gum flavour. Very fresh aroma and a bitter lasting finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 04/08/2010 Floral aroma. Amber coloured and malty with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
Citrus grapefruit, floral, earthy is very hop centred but features a pleasant underlying fruitiness. Clear burnished copper coloured body with low, off-white head that diminishes rapidly to a slight ring. Sweet caramel malt flavour with strong hop grapefruit, floral and earthy hop character, though not a lot of bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation that is somewhat light. Cask sampled at GBBF 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
Cask at Leicester Beer Fest 05. Amber with a loose bubbly head. Aromas are caramel malts with sweet spicy hops. Flavours are sweet and biscuity, fruity and juicy with some sulphur. Some saltiness, too. Dry on the finish. Pretty good.

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