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Style: Bitter
Aviemore, Scotland
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask, Special;
This new beer has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is an orangey-brown in colour, with a gentle hop aroma and a flavour which combines grainy, biscuit characteristics with a rye-grass flavour, leading to a pleasing, bittersweet finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10987) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a clear, orange-brown with a foamy-filmy head. Aroma holds rich, burnt sugar and toffee, toast and frosting. Flavor is fairly toasty and even roasty, lots of toffee and multi-grain bread, more toffee, with hints of herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nicely balanced finish, plenty of toasty and burnt sugar, bit of dry, sticky hops. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
Cask handpull, The Waterhouse, Manchester (a strong contender for the finest Spoons in the UK, incidentally). Deep copper with finely-speckled lace. Lovely soft chocolate-enrobed coffee aroma- 8. Gentle and hugely conditioned with a lip-smacking rauch smokiness, coffee creams, integrated bitterness. Easily The Beer Of The Festival So Far for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 2, 2011
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, bit of caramel. Flavour is malty, fruity, and indeed, hint of rye. Tastes like a proper, healthy breakfast. Medium bodied and very good drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
Cask at Willow Walk Spoons Victoria. Clear amber colour lasting off white head. Tasty malty bitter with some decent hop on the finish. Some biscuit. Decent. Very nice malts full and some nut flavour

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3817) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011
Hand pulled at the Figure of Eight, Birmingham. Red brown beer like an Autumn leaf. Warm, gentle toast flavour. A life affirming sweet note to finish. This was refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 06/04/2011 Fruit and roast aromas. White head. Bronze golden coloured hoppy and fruity with an orange flavour. A hint of dryness in a grainy malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 30/03/2011. amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, cereal malt and apricot aroma. Flavour had some chewy, grainy malts, more fruit and a dry cereal laden finish. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8089) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Amber gold with an off-white foam. Aromas are weetabix malts with bready yeast and rye bread. Oranges with floral, spicy notes. Flavours are sweet biscuit and rye malts with tart lemon and spritzy yeast. Unremarkable but very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10243) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Copper to amber with white head. Nicely drying bitter with quite a full maltiness, some toffee hints though with a little caramalisation. Decent drinking on another warm sunny day. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2101) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 30, 2012
Cask @ The Anderson 280112
Caramel brown, clear....Taste of caramel malts, not much rye here, light roast, rounded flavour....Palate - soft carb, light bitterness, some caramel malts.....Finish - smooth with a nice light roast
Overall - Quite a refreshing beer


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