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


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1568) - 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 (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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3848) - 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 (16925) - 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 (13616) - 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 (3846) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2451) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a medium amber brown body with good tight white head. Full aroma of malts and robust hops. Flavour is well balanced between the full malts with touches of caramel and toffee and the firm full flavoured crisp hops. Aftertaste allows the sweeter malts to come through the drying hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mand (6) - Bradford, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2009 does not count
A very creamy coloured head. slightly cloudy to look at. All yeast sediment in bottom of glass. At first taste it had a very liquorice taste which went away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alphadelic (2080) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle: OK, well. Drinkable with a nice, British bitterness. I just found this thin and lacking really. Sweet and cereally but it has no depth to speak of. Not really bothered and found it a touch too fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090304]

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