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Brewed by Buffys
Style: Bitter
Norwich, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Shortlisted for the "Campaign for Real Ale Champion Beer of Great Britain" a pint of this amber coloured bitter is just packed with those fresh flowery aromas that only American Mounthood hops can achieve.
The more traditional English Fuggles and Golding hops add the required balance to this 'best bitter' whilst the underlying caramel flavours are achieved using a blend of Marris Otter, crystal and roast malts.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Cask at the King’s Head, Norwich, "Post-Xmas Crawl Part 2", 28th Dec 08. Amber, lacy head. Dry & fruity - gooseberry is a key flavour. Slight smokiness too, definitely an oakey, woody note. Aroma is like the flavour. Nice stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at The Junction Tavern. Pale amber colour with a slight head. Quite flowery, not much of the American hops to detect. Slight sour notes. Malty then bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flapjack (14) - ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2006
Cask. STandard bitter - nothing offensive, nothing special, but slips down easily.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
Cask@30th Loughborough Beer Festival. Golden beer with a dry, hopped and slightly fruity flavour with a light aroma. Overall a gentle caramel beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Cask, Loughborough Fest 06. Amber with a small head. Aromas are very malty with caramel and citrus bitterness following. Flavours are sweet caramel malts with spicy hops. Grapefruit bitternes towards towards the finish. Simple, decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1178) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
A deep amber beer with a weak white head. A strong floral hop nose with equally distinct malty caramel. The taste is again of floral hops but with a strong malty element. The aftertaste is bitter, but again with a hint of malt. (Draught - The Victoria, Holkham, Norfolk).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
Amber colour. Restrained floral hop aroma. Dry, fresh and crisp with gentle bitterness. Some underlying soft malt and appley fruit. Easy-going and mellow, with some rustic edges. Not a blockbuster, but a decent drop. The blend of US and English hops works well. Cask, Oakdale Arms Beer Festival, February 2005.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5231) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2005
Oakdale Arms Beer Festival. Soft, delicately sweet malt with a sprinkling of dusty, earthy English hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2005
Copper in collour. Mild fruity aroma. Sweet caramel taste with a medium body. Nothing amazing but not a bad beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2005
Cask Conditioned & on hand pump at the Derby CAMRA beer festival on 10/02/05. Clear mid browm colour. A dry hoppy fresh beer. Slightly barnyard. But very nice. Very lingering in the aftertaste...


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