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Brewed by Colchester
Style: Bitter
Colchester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

1042 og
A classic English best bitter, copper in colour. Whole leaf Boadicea hops for flavour and the definitive aroma of East Kent Goldings.


imdownthepub's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - OCT 6, 2012
Cask Conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Hazy amber with no head. This was a drying malty bitter with a nutty, Brazil Nut, background. There was also a pronounced popcorn type taste, slightly strange but ok.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear copper, with a thin white head. Aroma of straw, grapes and fruity sweets. Grassy hop flavour, with some malt and wet hop. Finish was musky, with some bread and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (927) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Cask @ the Mill, Cambridge. Reddish-brown bitter. What it lacks in head it makes up for in clarity. Floral, leafy and bready aroma. Taste starts with a sharp bitter with sweet edges, then fades to an intense bitter-sour with a papery dry finish. Refreshing. Reminiscent of Adnams Southwold, but I think this beer just shades it. Very happy to make its acquaintance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Amber gold with an off white foam. Aromas are caramel and biscuit with spritzy lemon and stewed apple. Peppery with weetabix and autumn leaves. Flavours are sweet cookie malts with nutty husk notes. Peppery with yeast and bitter lemon. Even a little champagne woodiness. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
20th February 2013
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival in KEGS! Almost clear amber beer with decent off white suddy head. Palate is smooth and a little dry. Mild fine carbonation. Dried fruits - pleasant. A little tang. Drop of stewed tea. Mild malts and not too much bitterness. Semi dry finish. Standard bitter but mellow and done well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
Cask (Cambridge Blue, Cambridge)
Aromas of undergrowth and brown mess, says Anna. Red-orange, small head. Mushroom in the mouth. Quoth Phil, a slightly roasty choco-coffee message from the malts. Mushroom and weirdness definitely there in the taste. Some bran in the finish. Brown all over - earthy, undergrowthy, branny. Some muesli in the aroma too later. Got a touch of honey in my late sniffs and tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Cask@The Pembury Tavern, London. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is wood, caramel, some earth and mild yeastyness. Flavour is caramel, fruits, wood and mild floral notes as well. Quite pleasant bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
A - touch fruity with caramel A - mid gold With frothy head T - sweet P - mid O - o.k.


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