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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3991) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
Didn’t know what to expect with this one as its presumably named after the Duff brewey on the Simpsons. If Homer likes it then so should I. Lovely dark brown appearance with no carbonation. Slightly dry and almost stout like. An excellent surprise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
I bought this beer last night, as a one-off thing, and I can admit I will be buying it again. Although it’s a bitter, it tastes like a stout, in my opinion. It has a the burnt, liquorice after-taste to it that a stout does, and the dark colour too. Overall a really nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2002
Smooth, roasty, fruity. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Very refreshing. Nuff said.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma is rich and malty with caramel. Nice caramel and roast malt taste, some fruit. Finish is dry with some hops. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Good.

3.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8084) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber/copper with a large off-white foam. Aromas are roast and chocolate malts with mollasses and earthy, spicy hops. Some sweet toffee and caramel. Flavours are chocolate and caramel malts with some roast character. Some nutty notes with liquorice. Dry towards the finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2007
Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a ruby hue. The aroma is dry, smoky, fruity and malty. The taste is dry and smoky. Roasty and toasty. Bready and decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3610) - 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.


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