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Brewed by Canterbury Brewers
Style: Bitter
Canterbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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An amber ale with an explosive, crisp finish.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spunky (1) - CHATHAM, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011 does not count
Great beer in a great venue the fantastic taste stays and makes you want for another

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Cask handpull at The Foundry, Canterbury. I wake up some mornings dreaming of this beer. Something that hasn’t happened in years. A most bitter, bitter. Some gooseberry on the aroma, firm biscuit body and bitter bitter bitter on finish. I love it. Yes, it may not be perfect to some people, but I just love the kick on the finish. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Cask at The Foundry Brewpub, Canterbury, Kent 16th July 2011, in company of Ian and the jolly nice brewer Tom? who gave us a tour and chat about the brewery. Pours mid amber with a white rim and a filmy head. This is bitter from the off, very fresh and clingy with some sweetness that carries on through. Sweet grapefruit, good finishing bitterness, soft in the mouth but there is a furriness. Lovely beer, have had a good 2-3 pints of this today and was most impressed. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
A Mes rate. At Chris O’s pre GBBF.
Golden brown with a thin bubbly white rim. Superb straight down the line bitter. Good fruit notes, excellent bitter edges. Really enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
Cask - The Foundry, Canterbury. Poured a clear, dark amber colour with a small & lasting creamy white, lacy head. Hoppy, fruity & subtly floral also with light notes of spice surfacing. Initially juicy but finished on a lingering dry bitter note. Went well with their BBQ burger, cutting through the sweetness of the sauce. Fresh & crisp bitterness, not overly heavy. Probably should have had this before the Haka in that respect. A decent all rounder & all day drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle conditioned. Tasted just like the cask version - which always surprises me for a bottled beer. Great peppery hop. Good malt. Very moreish. My favourite Canterbury Brewers beer I think.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Milk bottle, that is, thanks to Ian. Pours a nice gold with a light, filmy head. Some toast and grain in the nose. Dry grain flavor, light to medium sweet, faint toast. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Very dry finish, leafy with light grass and toast. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbothy (1073) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2013
Pours clear amber with a small but thick head. Hoppy aroma, full mouthfeel and a quite intense bitter flavour. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2094) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a hazy amber beer with citrus and grapefruit flavours, woody notes with pine and a slight tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
hand bottle at chriss... golden amber ... soft sweet blackcurrant hop .nose.. light dry hop bitter front ... light summer fruits ... juicy ...


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