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

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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6713) - 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 (7779) - 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 (5190) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - 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 (11055) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8664) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6605) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Cask at the Old Coffee House, 18/01/13. Clear mid brown with a good bubbly off white head that retains well. Nose carries light hop tones, malt, Germoline, light metallicnotes. Taste comprises light orchard fruit, biscuit malt, caramel, leafy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitterness and some hop presence in the finish. A decent enough bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11039) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Cask handpull at Churchkey. Murky goldenbrown color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma is malty, floral, subtle white pepper. Taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink.


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