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


on tap


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RATINGS: 60   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (322) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2005 Lovely beer..from mixed case from brewery. Firm foamy head lovely flavour. Malty thick mouthfull.RERATED AS I HAD TWO OTHER BOTTLES AFTER THIS ONE THAT WERE NOT IN BEST CONDITION..DISAPPOINTED

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2034) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2004
Draught at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Light brown beer, smallish, short lived head. Aroma is hoppy. Malty taste at the start and sweetish, caramel at the finish. Medium hoppy bitterness. Pretty full bodied, good mouthfeel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2003
Lightish brown beer with a hoppy nose. Malty start and a touch of sweetness at the finish. Not particularly bitter. Quite full bodied. Overall - pretty good, but not outstanding. Handpump, The Speaker, London SW1, August 2003

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Dependably drinkable. Used to have a very strong almost licorice taste, this has been relaxed to an interesting mix of maltiness with some sharp fruit overtones and good hops. Tends to look disappointing but taste great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2003
Cloudy golden appearance. Lots of floaters and bits in the liquid. Flora hop aroma like cask ale. Hops all the way, floral and light. This would make a good summer beer. Refreshing but not massively complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (706) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
sweet hoppy nose, cloudy copper hue, small white head, well laced, hoppy bitter finish with traces of nuts. This left an awful lot of sediment on the bottom of the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2002
Bottel conditioned, don’t poor the yeast. Amber coloured. Fuggle hop aroma. Malty and fruity. Big, maltiness, medium to low bitterness. Good maltiness. This is a well balanced, bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2002
Cask conditioned, gravity dispense. Bronze colour, at first glance my garbled notes seemed to suggest it had aromas of enamel but it was actually caramel, thankfully. Lots of toffee and caramel malt in the mouth and a malty sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned. Amber coloured. Fuggle hop aroma. Malty and fruity. Big, delicate maltiness, medium to low bitterness. I just love the beatiful malt profile. This is a well balanced, remarkable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10933) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2001

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