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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3819) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13744) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival 2014 - clear golden amber, lively white head, fruity aroma, no lacing, creamy malty, toffee, fruity, very smooth and well balanced, very easy to drink

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2011
Cask (Regal, Cambridge)
6 Fruity aroma, peach and little citrus.
4- Reddy orange, small sparkler head.
7 Bold fruity mashy body, pleasant gentle hops, a touch citrussy - I’m guessing EKG dry hopped.
4 Soft palate, carbonation low. Finish gently hoppy, a little bitter, a little citrussy.
14 Very tasty bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Cask. Clear hazelnut brown with a small off white head. Herbal, dry flowers, berries, grain, light dust, wooden. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, light/medium sweet and bitter. Light dry finish. Easy going.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7365) - 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.

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.


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