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


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2052) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 A decent example of a bitter. An ale version of an every day drinking beer. Not super complex but much better than bland old pale lager. Light hops smooth texture. Serving:bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1910) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2012
bottle a amber colored beer with a white beige head aroma malts caramel spicy and hops flavor malts caramel some fruits spicy and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 12, 2012
(500 ml bottle from Bootleggers) Pours pure amber with a quickly-rising large off-white head. Aroma of caramel, light bread. Mouthfeel smooth, light-medium and somewhat filtered feel. Flavor is malt-forward but a little mild - caramel, lightly toasty, a bit of licorice. Just a touch of a hoppy pinch in the finish. Not bad, nothing off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Cask. Amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is nutty, wooden, mildly resiny as well as some toffeeish and sweet malty notes. Flavour is rather similar in a very easy to drink way. Yet quite bodied, for being only 4 %.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
First tasted this in the Mossend, Lochwinnoch in July 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear oale garnet red in colour with a thin white head. Mixture of sweet malt and floral hop in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with a touch of caramel sweetness. Dry floral hop resins give a dusty bitterness to the aftertaste. Thin malty note in the short finish. An ok session bitter but lacking in depth and complexity to be honest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
50 cl bottle at home in Skövde. Golden, clear with a white head. Metallic aroma with some hops. Tastes metallic and hops, Grassy and hey finish. Boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3262) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle-conditioned, 500ml, pours brown with a thin lacy head and a little biscuit, dry grass and caramel on the nose. A good straightforward bitter, with some hops and more biscuity dry malt coming through, along with a faint hint of pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (14381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Golden beer, offwhite head. Metallic aroma. Hoppy grassy metallic flavor, spices, hay. Pleasant grass finish with herbal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12589) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is very fruity - peach/apricot. Near medium body with mildly foamy carbonation. Flavor starts peach and does end woody/nutty. Flavors are so mild, and they seem to wear out the nose abilities, so the flavor goes down in intensity, leaving some peachy fruity hop bitter. Still it’s a damn good ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Cloudy orange color and a nice white head. This doesn’t look half bad. Nose and flavor are both quite mild, verging very much on bland. There is just a bit of earthy hops and some caramel and toffee malts. Overall, it is very light and dry hence very drinkable. There is really nothing at all though to grab your attention and as such this falls away into a sea of bland English ales. The one unique thing is that the carbonation is at a surprisingly high level for an English ale, even a bottled one, but I am actually thinking in this case that is a dubious virtue at best. This is my one hundreth English beer rating and it’s unfortunate that it is not something I can use as a means of praising England’s wonderful brewing culture though it is pretty typical of the ales we get from there here which tend towards being bland and in poor condition.

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