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Clearwater Devon Darter

Brewed by Clearwater
Style: Bitter
Great Torrington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Formerly "High Tide" this is a fruity, copper ale. With an aroma reminiscent of grapes the taste is a nutty, light bitterness.
At 4.5% ABV it is our strongest beer.
Devon Darter asserts its unique character right from its first scent, sending forth first rich chocolates, then towards a surprisingly ripe, almost tropical fruit bloom. It’s smooth pour amasses a calm but formidable head to the ale, the bubbles of which disperse and regroup to release bursts of peach, faint toffee, and coastal grasses.
The first taste is a short hop note with a hint of sea side salt in the air. Further tastes retain a clear, soft centre to the structure whilst the combinations of citrus fruits and grapes jostle for pole position occasionally accented by a light nutty bitterness.
The graduating character of Devon Darter is accentuated by it’s in-mouth nature of finishing short on the palate, then delivering an even more varied taste selection with each following sip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle from Sidmouth Wines, Devon. Dark amber with next to no head. Has a light bitterness with a very light fruity sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3569) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
tried at the raven, bath. pale amber colour with a thin off white head. aroma has lots of summer fruit, the taste mid bitter with a bitter malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (411) - FINLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Pours copper with medium head. Aims is fruity, almost soft drink -like. Taste is malty, nutty and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
500ml bottle: BBE of Jan 15. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home in Dec 14. Nice looking brew, true copper hue to the clear and clean body: sadly the head sank to a wisp and collar a bit too quickly for my liking. Fruity and caramel notes in the nose, the taste also semi-sweet and malty with fruit hints to find. Mild woody and nutty feel to the flavours within the taste, a decent blend overall and a pleasant enough beer for the winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1974) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle 50cl. subtitle on the label: soft fruity copper ale. Clear medium amber color, small frothy white to off-white head, recedes quickly to a thin layer, light lacing; aroma sweet malts, bit toasted, honey, chocolate, caramel; taste moderate sweet and light bitter, bit nutty; medium body, oily to watery texture, soft flat carbonation; mild bittersweet finish, bit watery.skunky,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2598) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to my little sister. Copper thin head. Aroma is fruity toffee malts taste is same decent bitter finish. Medium body. Decent stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
On tap at Gbbf 2013. Gold slight haze lasting white head. Ok beer. Some hop very dry . Ok. Bit of yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2532) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a very thin white head, malty and orange aroma, taste is soft and light with a short dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle; Copper, clear, minimal head; very fizzy when poured, sounded like a can of coke; although carbonation when drinking didn’t seem unusual; pleasant soft aroma of dark fruits and (unexpectedly) cocoa; hopes were low - a random low strength Tesco purchase from an unheard of brewery, but this was pretty decent; initial burst of soft juicy citric flavours gives way to a reasonably hoppy, moderately bitter finish; that hint of chocolate reappears in the finish too (good!) alongside a slight metallic feel (bad!); overall I enjoyed it, certainly not the bland bitter I was expecting.

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