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

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16245) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13144) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1801) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - NOV 24, 2012
Can’t quite get the measure of this one. Great ruby amber colour. Not too strong on flavour. Again I think it tastes like the local water. More malt than hops. It’s the aftertaste which is so interesting ... it lasts as a nutty hoppiness for ages afterwards.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, marzipan malt, toasted - caramel, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120808]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7713) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Hazy amber-golden colour, Off-white head. Malty with hints of nuts, quite chewy. Lingering hoppy finish with a resiny and floral touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, caramelly some mild wooden and yeasty notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, fruity, floral and some mild nectary and wooden notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2012
bottle at home ... copper .. thin off white head ... soft sweet syrupy hop nose ... over fizzy ... way over fizzy... light metalic ... sharp grape... soft fruits ... quite a lot of grape

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thin foam.  Aromas are grainy malts with stewed apple and some green apple.  Some creamy oak with lemon and floral notes.  Flavours are apple and grape skin with caramel base malts.  Dry tea with biscuit.  Peppery and dry on the finish.  Fair carbonation.  Decent.


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