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Formerly brewed at Crondall
Style: Bitter
Farnham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A sunset coppery coloured bitter with light initial aromas of good English hops. The flavours and light bitterness at the back of the mouth give a satisfying balance between bitterness and aroma. This is the brewery’s flagship beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Brilliant name for a beer. Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, mild toffee as well as some spruce and mild ripe fruity notes as well. Flavour is nutty, some ripe fruity sweetness along with mild spruce, floral notes as well as some slight grassyness in the finish. Refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4454) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Direct from the brewery. Copper coloured with a thin ring of white head; slightly earthy, hoppy aroma; rather thin body with some fruity malts and a touch of apple; and a pleasantly dry, long-lasting bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10139) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Cask conditioned gravity dispensed at Harbury Beer Fest 10. Brown with off white head. Fruity malty type bitter with a touch of overripe plummy tartness in the body. Some finishing bitterness but not enough for balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2010
Cask Stillage at the Church Hall, Frodsham 07/01/2006 Berry fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured with a very fruity and slightly sour blackcurrant flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a nutty malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, damp-stained, light hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (020508)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Mid brown colour, with a ruby tint. Big, rich, fruity malt aroma. More juicy fruit on the palate, with touches of chocolate and liquorice too. Spicy hops come through strongly to produce an admirably balanced beer that packs more flavour and body than its modest strength would suggest. First beer from this brewery, and impressed I was.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tiger (3) - Crondall, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2006 does not count
Recently took 2 firkins of this beer for our summer party. The beer is packed full of flavour and has a good malt and hop taste. I would highly recommend this beer. Lovely light drinking bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Reading BF. A dark brown coloured beer with a ruby hue. The aroma is malty with berry fruits. The taste also has berries and malt. A slight woody character and a good body. A nice starter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2006
Cask @ Reading 2006: Mild earthy citric hops. Nice malt background. Copper clear in apperance. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 Sep 06Gravity Cask @ Royal Oak Beer Festival 2006, Fritham (New Forest). The beers were running out so I revisited this. Nutty crystal and dark toffee with toasty malts. Not too my taste today. 2.8
Apr 06Gravity cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Biscuity spice and toffee with fruity hop finish. Quite tasty. 3.5


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