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Brewed by Copper Dragon (UK)
Style: Bitter
Skipton, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered (but not pasteurised) bottle at 4.4%.

A full-bodied flavoursome rounded ale with a distinctive hoppy palate and aroma. Only the choicest British Malt and Continental Hops are used to produce this fine ale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle @ Porterhouse, London. Pours amber with small off-white head. Aroma floral / sweet / honey. Taste is citrus / honey / caramel. Finish is dry & malty, and a little short. Decent beer all the same.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Bottle @ Porterhouse, London. Hoppy and fruity nose with some cream. Pours copper beer with a small head. Taste is honey with muscat and floral hoppiness. Some light carbonation. Soft mouthfeel. Aftertaste is unfortunately short.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2007
Pint pulled at the Lister Arms in Malham (Yorkshire), a slight haze to the amber colour with a creamy head. A fruity hop aroma with juicy malt. A smooth malt flavour with some buttery notes followed by a good bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10149) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
Red-golden with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of fruity hops and caramel, and so does the flavour, that has a slightly dry, citrussy finish. It’s a nice ale, that is easy to drink and well balanced.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2007
500 ml bottle which pours a dark amber with a lasting head. aromas of hops mostly followed with a malty tang. not much to get excited about, nothing really wrong with it just nothing which stands out

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 Amber with a white head. Pleasant malty aroma. Another straight-down-the middle bitter. Quite tasty but not exactly a star performer. Wouldn’t go out of my way to try another... However I did try the cask version at the Royal Shepherd, Skipton, North Yorkshire (2.4.07). Copper-amber with a creamy head. Hop and malt aroma and a sweet malty taste, mild and delightful. Slight bitterness. Very good (Rating 6.4.8.4.16:3.8)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2006
Bottled, filtered, 500ml (from Booths, Ulverston). Amber colour with full white head. This came over as really thin and watery, I had little impact throughout. I detected some malt and a little sweetish hoppiness. Certainly the beer is not unpleasant, but lacks va va voom.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 5, 2006
It has not really anything about Scotts, but the bitterness is good so far, the foam is good and the aftertaste is not annoying. I can have a little more of this some other time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle. Amber beer with a strongish head. The aroma is dry and toffee caramel, and the flavour is smooth, hopped, dry and caramel. Overall a reasonable bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2006
Cask, handpump @ the Steer Inn, York, Nth Yorkshire.
Slight tinge of copper shades its bright gold body. Head was short but firm and left some decent fine lacing. Sweet, tangy waft of oranges and flowery, earthy hops lift from the glass and precede each sip. Quite soft in the mouth, smooth and almost still. Tangy and again sweetish citrus fruits dominate the front end and mid-palate. Undertones of bready dry malts come in and the back end shows some grass and sharp spice with a rolling, bitter swallow that had some more dry malts. A little unbalanced, or to be more precise the flavours just don’t meld well enough. Still, it’s quite pleasant to drink. I’d just favour a pint of ’Black Gold’ over this.


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