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Formerly brewed at Great Yorkshire (prev Cropton)
Style: Premium Lager
Pickering, England
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special - Spring 2011.
A collaboration between Cropton and Mike Hall, brewer at North Peak Brewery in Michigan, produced mainly for Nicholsons / Mitchells & Butlers pubs. Although the names of this range of beers correspond to beers made by North Peak, the ABVs and recipes differ considerably from their namesakes’. Note that the branding on the pump clips often excludes any information regarding the provenance.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7616) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
On cask, handpump at The Wellington, Nicholsons pub, London, 04.06.11 Light gold with a white rim of bubbles. Bitterness quite pleasant touch of nuttiness in here, nicely crisp and refreshing. Not bad. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
Cask handpull at The Wellington Nicholsons London. Pale gold. Its gloriously drinkable. Cold nicely refreshing. No biting edge on finish but nice enough. A little grassy. But really likeable and drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2011
Cask @ Drum & Monkey. Clear yellow colour, white head. Aroma is light malted, hay and some hops. Flavour is malty, hay. Very well balanced. Slightly bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Cask a Southwark Tavern, London. Cear pale golden color, small head. Citrus aroma, floral hops. Fruity flavor with citrus and floral notes.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Old Contemptibles Birmingham. A yellow gold coloured beer with a bit of a green tinge. Little by way of aroma, what there is is a bit grassy. Sweet and pukey taste with some tropical fruits. Maybe some apple or honey. Not pleasant.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10577) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Crown, Oxford (a Nicholson’s Pub). Pale gold with slight head. Slightly tart, flattish notes, fruity with an orange hint, on the sweet end of orange though. Not much in the way of body, really quite disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13725) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Cask. Mild fruity aroma. Almost clear light golden colour. Stable creamy white head. The flavour starts off refreshingly citric, mildly lemony. A bit of earthy notes as well, OK balance with the lemon.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Falcon, Clapham Junction on 25 March 2011. Not actually any mention of Cropton on the pump clip. No mention of this on the Cropton website either. Seems to be another collaboration with the guy from North Peak in Michigan, along the lines of the Vicious IPA, except that their version is labeled as a Wheat Ale whereas this is clearly badged as a Lager. I rather doubt this is a "pukka" lager, although that’s clearly the market they are aiming at. And it’s a rather more prosaic offering than the Vicious (although better than most UK lagers). Mid gold colour. Clean enough with a twist of citrus. Malts are a bit grainy. Not a lot of condition - think this may have been a little tired. So-so.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
Half pint, cask ale at Crown and Anchor, Euston. Low, white head atop of a hazy golden body. Perfumed fruity aroma. Modest taste of citrus with a lighter spicy touch. Dry ending. Thin (London, 19.03.2011)


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