Formerly brewed at Great Yorkshire (prev Cropton)
Style: Bitter
Pickering, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. Labelled as Two Mugs for export to USA.
Our very first brew and still our most popular cask beer. A classic bitter providing a balanced hoppy flavour with a malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (10014) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
500ml bottle as Two Mugs. Pour is reddish brown, some floaties. Smell is berries and acetone. Flavor is berry, mint, and paper. Something has gone awry, oxidaiton +.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1699) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
As The Crusty Pie Company Three Pigs Ale. Bottle from Chester Christmas Markets 2014. Pale bitter, balanced with a cloying mouthfeel, some caramel on the palate, not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3674) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Tasted as Baytown Bitter from a bottle. Thin but stable, snow white head, clear orange blond colour. Aroma of caramelly malts, toasted bread, walnuts, unripe pear, red berries, orange peel, iron and something rubbery. Restrained fruitiness in onset, vague impression of peach and apple peel, a bit metallic with a retronasal sulphuric accent, bit powdery, smooth but rather thin mouthfeel, toasted biscuit-like maltiness, light oily and leafy hop bitterishness in the finish. Okay but in all, just another bitter...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1844) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 500ml bottle as Baytown Bitter from Co-op, Norton. Deep orangey amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of bready malt, toffee, light roast, nutty. Taste is sweetish, malty, caramel, fruity, some bread & nutty notes with earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dryish light bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Cask in the New Inn, Cropton. Slightly sharp with citrus, biscuit and toffee notes. Amber with a cream head. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zacgillbanks (3574) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Mam and Dad, Leeds. Hazy golden coloured with a sweet caramel flavour, tart fruity notes and a creamy bitter-sweet finish. Made in Yorkshire for the Crusty Pie Co.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1251) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Free 500ml bottle as part of brewery tour:
Sweets with lots of butterscotch initially, along with some sweet malts and a bit of caramel too. There is some bitterness and a hint of vanilla to with a touch of hops.
A clear orange-amber with a pinky sized, foamy white head that holds very well.
Sweet with butterscotch and some sweeter malts making an appearance here as well. There is some caramel and toffee with a little bread and sugar. The taste is rounded off with some floral flavours and a little bitterness.
Smooth & sweet with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Quite creamy and no alcohol in the taste, a really good beer that would be an excellent session offering.

An excellent beer and one that surprised me in just how good it proved to be. I wasn’t expecting much but this will be a beer that I’ll definitely be on the look out for if it is available north of the border. A must try and one of the best English bitters I have ever tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at the CAMRA York Beer and Cider Festival, 21.9.2013. Clear deep golden with a slightly vegetal, wet grass aroma. Bitter English hops and grainy taste, medium body, grainy and bitter finish. Fine and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2013
This pours a golden amber color with an off-white head and some small “floaties” mixed throughout. The scent is bitter smelling with a few hints of sour. It tastes kind of bitter and sour at the same time. It has an average volume with a slightly better than average taste. I kind of have to wonder how old this beer really is with the lack of recent reviews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11947) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber to brown with white lacing head. Quite a decent, crisp, biscuity, malty body with a low impact, greenish leafy hop note. All a little understated but certainly a reasonable quaffing bitter. Easy going.
Earlier Rating: 1/13/2004 Total Score: 3.3
Cask Conditioned at The Rose & Crown, Charlbury. Pale brown with bubbly head. This is a sweetish malt beer, fruity and soft. There is an overlaid aromatic hop that is quite gentle.

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