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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9684) - 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 (1334) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
Aroma starts lightly sweet roasted vanilla, slightly treackle also. Taste is chocolate roasted malt, treackle again, a bit sweetish but balanced.

   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
a Brown colored ale,Heavy malt nose, nice rounded fruit malt that just a tad fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Dark ruby coloured beer with a sweet caramelly coffee aroma, taste is malty with a smoked finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34666) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17352) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2470) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 From bottle. As I open the bottle a get a great fruity roasted coffee aroma. It has a very deep red appearance with a thin head. I was looking forward to tasting just from the aroma. The taste was sweet and smooth to drink but not what I expected. There was no distinguished taste for a dark ale, nothing stood out at all really except the slightly metallic aftertaste. Got used to it mind.

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