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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
Maris Otter and Crystal malt in the mash tun. Target, Challenger and Goldings in the copper.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Cask at Cross Keys, Covent Garden. It pours clear brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is wood, grass, hay, caramel, dark fruit, varnish, touch of barnyard. The taste is wood, varnish, light astringency, nice bitterness, nut, hint of caramel, leaf, grass and hay with a dry, woody finish. Med body and soft carbonation. Good flavour and well balanced. A tasty hoppy session bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5648) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Old Coffee House, Soho, UK. Cask, 171013. Amber with white head. Aroma of spices and malt. Flavor with some fruit and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5214) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Cask (Cross Keys, Covent Garden) - Copper coloured. Caramel, dried fruit and hips in the aroma. Fruity, tangy and malty taste with dried fruit, nuts, hops and toffee detected.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4403) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2011
Cask @ William IV. Amber/brown body with a nice off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread and some fruity hops. Flavor has toast, caramel, refreshing fruit and mild bitterness. Medium body. OK bitter, thirst-quencher.


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