Brewed by Brodies
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

Local Distribution

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Cask: Occasional.
Maris Otter and Crystal malt in the mash tun. Target, Challenger and Goldings in the copper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2012
Cask, half-pint at the King William IV brewpub. Unclear brown coloured body. Patchy surface. Spotty lacing. Mild aroma of herbal hops and caramel malts. Roasted malty flavour with quite a strong hoppy support. Fine bitter, malt-fruity aftertaste. Thin to medium bodied. Nice bitter partner to the mushroom pie (London, 24.11.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London 12/10/12. A nut brown coloured beer with an off-white head. Fruity sweet and hoppy in the nose. Sweet and a little sour in the mouth. Mainly malty but with berry hop flavours. Flavoursome but not totally in tune. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/4/15] Cask at Cross Keys in London. Dark amber. Aroma of malt, toast and some hops. Sweetish malty flavor with a bit of toast and some bitterish hops. Easy-drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This straightforward Bitter marries earthy, leafy hops to subtle caramelized malts before grassy bitterness kicks in next to light minerals.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear amber glow.
-The mouthfeel is soft with low carbonation. It’s obviously hugely drinkable.
-The first half of each sip is rather quiet.
-Malt flavours could be better developed.
-This is good, clean Brown Bitter.

On cask at The Cross Keys, Covent Garden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Cask at Cross Keyes with Sarah. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of grassy hops with a hint of citrus backed by hay. Flavor has grassy hops with a light earthy citrus note and a bread backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (8001) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
Cask @ The Old Coffee House, London. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, nuts vinegar, citrusly hops. Flavor is malty, vinegar, red wine, nuts, grapefruit. 170913

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (7703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Cask at Cross Keys, London. Pours clear Amber with an off white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel malt, citrus, orange peel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2011
(Cask at Cross Keys, Covent Garden, London, 24 July 2011) Dark amber colour with foamy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with orange peel, toasty malt and earthy hops. Malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of toasty malt, dried fruit and a generous earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and highly drinkable bitter. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6722) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2013
ambrato scarico poca schiuma media persistenza buona luppolatura leggero woody un tocco resina lieve nota malta buona secchezza lieve agrume piuttosto amara

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
Cask at The Old Fountain. Light chestnut with a lasting foamy-frothy beige head. Not much aroma - leafy, mild caramel, nothing much more. Taste is actually a bit roasty .. not very sweet, more dryly bitter than anything. Astringent, still mouthfeel, quick dry mildly bitter aftertaste. Ehhhh ... A bit like sour dishwater by the finish.

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