Brewed by Cottage
Style: Bitter
Castle Cary, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular (Rail Ales range).
Named after the Somerset & Dorset Railway, S&D is a well hopped, malty beer with a deep red colour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Cask at the Doric Arch (formerly the Head of Steam) in Euston, 24th July 2007. I’ve got to disagree with my friend Mes on this - I felt that the palate was very good, not too thin. The aroma is a mix of vanilla and caramel and the mix of fruit and malt in the taste is just right. Overall a very drinkable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theoakhillinn (7) - Oakhill, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 A well hopped red-brown coloured ale, it is fruity with a chocolate aroma. There is malt and chocolate in the finish. On tap as a guest at The Oakhill Inn, Fosse Rd., Oakhill, BA3 5HU Somerset. 30-03-08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4777) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2008
Cask at The Priory Arms, Stockwell. Pours copper with a small offwhite head. Nice flowery toffee aroma. Solid bitterness, quite earthy, but with hints of lemon. Not much carbonation. A solid bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Bree Louise, London</i>
Mahogany color, thin creamy head and nice lace. Good caramel aroma. It has a solid caramel flavor, followed by some chocolate and a hint of fudge that qualifies it. More chocolate and correct bitterness at the end. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4440) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2009
Cask at the Lyndhurst, Reading. Mid-brown with a scummy off-white head; aroma of apple and fruity malts; apple flavours too, with well-balanced lightly roasted malts; and a biscuit and toffee finish. Refined and elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
Cask at Head of Steam, London Dark brown colour with dark malty flavours and some hops towards the end. Had this a couple of times now and I will always have it if I see it. Nice english best bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Deep amber coloured, winter styled beer. Malty, biscuity full flavours. Easy drinking. Good bitter bite that rounds off the palate nicely, giving the malts structure and focus on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2004
The Claret, Near Croydon A dark and fruity best bitter with roasty bits. All malt up front with the hops making a late but welcome appearance in the lingering finish. A surprising hit of raisin and plum sweetness. A pleasant ale, though a little simple and unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the Freemasons Arms, Northwich 29/12/2001 Copper mid brown colour and slightly rich on the palate. Fruity with a malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump from the Festival Bar at Witton Albion FC Wincham Park, Wincham 13/05/2011 Fruity aroma. Large white head. Amber golden coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate with a dry and slightly bitter nutty malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
Nice pale chestnut colour. Malty nose, but quite subdued. Fruity hints on the palate - maybe exotic fruit such as mango - but nothing very assertive. No great bitterness. Fades away a bit at the end and finishes short. Quite drinkable, but not very inspiring. Handpunmp, Head of Steam, London NW1

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