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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1304) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3621) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (927) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12168) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2149) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2031) - 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

3.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23913) - 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 %.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1519) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (4207) - 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.


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