Brewed by Daleside
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Harrogate, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Duff is a ruby colored smooth strong ale. It is a nicely balanced beer with rich fruity,and malt/roast malt flavors blending smoothly together(5.0 ABV). The beer is dark in color to reflect the Gaelic meaning of dark or black.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2006
Dark brown with a frothy beige head. Malt aroma. Delicious sweet caramel taste reminiscent of toffee apples, and refreshing dry finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pearlydewdrop (1) - ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2006 does not count
Lovely colour, lots of fruit & malt. Very refreshing, great value! I loved it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle (from Tesco). It appears from the bottle that Daleside have a trademark on ’duff beer’ - fear of being sued by the Simpsons? Deep brown with light roast and fruit flavours. Slightly thin and sweet. Not great but worked well as an impromptu base for the onion gravy I was cooking at the time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
Slightly sour malt aroma with some honey notes. Pours ruby with a thick beige head. Flavour is a little thin and a little cloying, but it’s well balanced and pleasantly malty. Ok, but I wouldn’t go out of my way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
500ml bottle from Tesco. Reddish/brown colour with beige head. Dry malt aroma. Juicy malt in mouth with some red burnt fruit. Shame its got a bit of deadness due to pasteurisation. But malt is good. Tasted to me a bit like Batemans XXXB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2006
I LOVED this beer. It reminds me of a porter because the malt is roasty tasting, it has a wonderful yellow head, fantastic to see. Incredible for the price like. Not a lot of hop taste but fruity and malty. I prefer a more hoppy beer but this hits the noodle and the pasta!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9465) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
Bottled (Can’t remember where i picked it up from) Ruby in colour as it says with nice fruity malty flavours enveloping your tastebuds, some roasted notes and a nice finish. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2004
Unexpected,but this from the bottle was a tasty brew,a nice fruit and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3791) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2003
Bottled. Deep chestnut red, good off white rocky head and low condition. Butterscotch, caramel, fruit and roast barley in the nose, slightly thin in the mouth with some caramel and roasted notes, and a dry long roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2003
A dark nutbrown beer with no head. the aroma is sweet and acidic. The flavor is smoked, sweet, watery with a bitterness lingering only on the front of the tongue - but having a fine aftertaste.

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