Brewed by Chiltern
Style: Bitter
Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular.
OG 1038. Excellent quaffing ale - light and refreshing. Designed as an aperitif or as a drink on its own. Relatively light in colour, with a creamy smoothness, it has a good definition on the palate and a refreshing, cleansing finish.
When this beer was launched in 1980 it was the first commercially brewed new beer in Buckinghamshire since the war. The beer takes its name from the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5304) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Cask at the White Hart, Holyport, as Chiltern Pale Ale. A lively, slightly hazy, amber pour with a scummy cream head; biscuity malt aroma; creamy biscuity malt taste with a touch of citrus and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23262) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Cask (backlog). Orangeish amber colour with a small head. Aroma is toffee, some bready malts, mild honey, nectar and citrus along with some sap and resin. Flavour is toffee, quite crisp biscuity maltiness as well as some floral, wooden, mildly toasted and quite nicely on the sweetside to coverup the mellow bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tarosama (79) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bought @ The Brewery, Take Home 2pt Pack. Light amber, medium body, low carbonation, no head. The problem of take home pack is that the beer is dead flat. I like the flavour, though. It’s definitely better to drink at King’s Head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1482) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Cask at the Old Swan, Bucks. Middle amber colour, thin head. Hmm I’d say a fairly traditional bitter, hint of butter, otherwise decent malts, moreish bitterness, not much hop flavour. Very drinkable. The sort of beer I associate with trips to pubs in the country for lunch at the weekend...which was exactly when I tried this, funnily enough!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (3380) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Cask, amber, lightly fruity and dry nose, hints of grape, acrid bitterness and a hint of yeast swamping a faintly honeyed body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (1593) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2014
Cask at King’s Head. Pours orange brown with a white head. Aroma is honey, floral. Flavor is caramel, toffee, honey. Some grassy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (6140) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Cask hand pump at the Royal Standard of England. Aroma is nice honey malt and earthy straw. Flavour is nutty, light sweet apple, some oxidisation. Clear golden orange pour with a thin white head. Low body light sweetness and low carbonation. Drinkable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (13601) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Cask at the Royal Standard of England, Forty Green Bucks, 09/09/13. Clear golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is barley, light hops, summer fruit, malts. Taste comprises toasted malts, bitter orange, light grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, bitter notes in the finish. A respectable bitter in good condition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1455) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask. Pours copper with creamy white head. Aroma is of malts and grass. Tastes sweet at first. Nice and hoppy, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ King’s Head (Farmers’ Bar), King’s Head Passage, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England HP20 2RW.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, toffee, honey notes, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, thin, dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111204]

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