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Brewed by Clarence & Fredericks
Style: Bitter
Croydon, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Our best bitter has a balanced aroma from three hops and four malt varieties. We’ve brewed without the stalwart of crystal malt to create a unique sharp bitterness which develops into a spicy bitter aftertaste.


Scopey's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 17, 2012
Cask at the Bulls Head, Croydon. It pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is wood, earth, spice and hint of caramel. The taste is wood, leather, earth, some spice, decent bitterness, leaf and just a touch of caramel to balance it out with a long, dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Actually quite lively for cask. A much more accomplished brew than there other first offerings. Well balanced. Good stuff.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1611) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
cask@Pratts and Payne, Streatham (9/3/2014) - amber pour with a good off-white head. Aroma and taste is toasty malty, caramel, toffee, nutty, earthy and herbal notes. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Mid Brown in colour. Fruity; orange citrus. Malty; toasty grainy malts, caramel. Hoppy; grassy hops. Mildly bitter fruity malty throughout. Spicy bitter finish. Enjoyed this. Very Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1342) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Cask at The Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace. Pours a dark amber colour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma hold a touch of sweat and malts. Medium body, mild carbonation. Bready, caramel maltiness initially, then some fruity notes kick in followed by a light grapefruit in the medium bitter finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13156) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Cask handpull at Lord Moon of the Mall Spoons Whitehall. Pale brown lasting beige head. An ok slightly earthy bitter. Nothing good nothing bad just a run of the mill bitter. Which isn’t very bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
August 31, 2013 - hand-pull cask at Union Tavern. Clear amber with a small head. Semi sweet and floral aroma, touch of roast. Taste is fruity, floral and sweet - like slightly sweetened ice tea. Light, still, quickish finish. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Cask at the Ravensbourne Arms, Lewisham. Burnt orange pour with a white head. Marmalade and citrus nose. Lots of bitter-fruit in the taste. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Cask at the 2013 Maidenhead Beer Festival. Bright amber with a ring of white head; light malty aroma; soft and fruity taste; with a dry finish with some carmelised nuts. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Gravity cask at the Wandsworth Common London Beer Festival July 2013 - Le Gothique. Pours clear amber with a light, white foam head. Toasty bready malts abound with touches of ripe citrus fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes sweet and bready with more lightly juicy, ripe orange. Decent.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
tfox121 (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013 does not count
Not the best bitter I’ve ever tasted. Rather disappointed in actual fact. Had to water it down in a generous lemonade shandy. What a letdown!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
Cask at The Rake Hazy golden with a small, white head. Light citric and sweetish aroma and flavour. Grape-fruit, mango. Medium bitterness.


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