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Brewed by Butts
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hungerford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

Hoppy and well balanced without being sweet


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Very clear and inviting.Hops dominate with citrus also present. lovely gentle bitterness that is crisp without being too sharp.Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6361) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 5/6/07. Amber coloured with little head. Hoppy aroma of hay and herbs. Well-balanced flavours of biscuity malt and hops with a long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask @ Reading Beer Festival. Slighty to the amber side of golden. Malt, wheat and alcoholic grapefruit in the nose. Similar flavour with a bitter hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2007
Golden orange, strong orange hoppy with bitter juicy finish, some sharper citrusy tones

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 11, 2007
Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Very clear pale copper, nicely sticky frothy white head. Softly herbal aroma: grassy, mint dill, hay. A bit of sulfur, but not distracting. Pleasant blended earthy/dill hop flavor, clean malt sweetness, a bit of mint hop finish. Gets a little sweet as the glass progresses, but lots of good flavor, and a nice Spring beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at London Drinker Beer Festival (Friday session), March 2006. Coppery bronze colour. Not much condition. Good hop attack in the aroma with the emphasis on citrus. More of the same on the palate - orange zest with touches of marmalade. Crisp, dry and bitter finish. Sharp as a razor. My type of bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
Cask@Reading Beer festival. A lightly sweet hoppy bitter, with a slightly bigger body than most bitters. Quite pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Cask Conditioned at Reading BF 2006 (Sunday). Cloudy amber colour. Fruity aroma. Sweet fresh tasting malty beer with fruit some hop character. Fairly standard but good body to it and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1175) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
A light golden straw colour with a weak head, slightly cloudy. A lemony hop aroma and a citrusy flavour with a dry hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival 2004 (retrospectively added from diary notes) Great name, great beer, amber in colour fruity lingering taste, my beer of the festival bar none.


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