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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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
Svesse (6297) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 RBESG 2011 day 1 at the King William ... There were Cellar problems that weekend and they had lost temperature control on a hot weekend... Dark brown ... thin of white lacing ... soft toffee ... very sweet soft ovaltine ... light smokey woody malts ... soft yeast ... light bitter linger 3.1 cask at the bow ... golden copper ... thin white lacing .... soft sweet toffee malt ... litle of the Malt im not fond off nose... sweet toffee ... light fruity zezt ... sweet lime ... light woody malts ... light juicy biter linger ... soft and simple ... very decent session 3.5

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Cask @ The Old Coffee House. Chestnut brown color with a modest white head. The nose is malty caramel, brown sugar sweetness, dark fruits, blackberry. The taste is sweet, more brown sugar and classic crystal malt flavor, long lightly-dry finish. Pretty robust body for a bitter, subtle carbonation. Overall, this was actually a very flavorful bitter served in excellent condition. Respect to the Coffee House for keeping a nice pint despite slightly dingy surroundings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7455) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5541) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfrz (7) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2014 does not count
king william iv,bunny basher 2014. very bitter for a bitter. aroma hints of toffee, but taste is fairly dry and bitter all day. more bitter than a lot of brit ipas

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5015) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Cask at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden. Poured a crystal clear copper colour with a bubbly broken white head. The aroma is malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light grassy hop bitter palate with a lingering bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Cask@King William IV, London. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, wooden, earthy and also a bit candy and mild toasted notes. Flavour is fruits, wood, some floral notes as well as some mild wooden and herbal notes. Pleasantly balanced. Mild floral bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
RBESG August 2011, King William IV. Copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and nuts. Sweetish toffee flavour with grassy hops and a quite bitter finish


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