Brewed by Dancing Duck
Style: Bitter
Derby, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
A wonderfully balanced best bitter with good malty flavour and dark fruit notes, these are offset by a strong hop with a very clean finish
A great thirst quenching beer for any time of the day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2684) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Cask. Faintly hazy deep brown, slightly yeasty estery nose, malty and earthy though with a light sulphur note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8303) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Hazy golden brown with a bubbly thin head. Aromas are earthy apple skin and woody notes with fusty lemony yeast. Flavours are bittersweet green apple with background caramel and a lemon bitterness. Perhaps not in the best condition. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2365) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Cask@national brewery centre, brewery tap, burton. Amber beer with small head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malts, touch of caramel and mild bittering hops. Nicely balanced, decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Cask @ Flying Horse Hotel, Rochdale. Copper-amber with a red hue and a thick creamy head. Bitter in character with a lovely grain taste that lingers a short while in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Cask at MoCa, Matlock. Copper colour. Thin, sticky, white head. Light aroma of toffee apple. Taste is caramel biscuit sweetness. Dry, juicy mouthfeel. Shortish, bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Brown beer. Toffee malt. Some earthy hop finish. Ok bitter I mean itís a bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
On cask at the Exeter Arms
Stopping in for some lunch I decided to try one of the several house beers. This is an above average bitter made better by the fact that it is affordable and available at a cheery pub.

Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown base was crowned by a thin layer of head the color of faded whiteout. Sweet potatoes, honey, and cheap grocery store chocolate are a good combination of sweet and bitter.

Flavor / Palate - Honey and melons start off lightly. A bittersweet chocolately transition carries into a dry finish. The interim impression is like liking pennies which have been left for a few years in a junk drawer. Individually the parts are pretty boring but put together this beer works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1177) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours copper with slight off white head. Dark fruits, hint of caramel, hop finish. A very good best bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3731) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2012
Amberish ale, medium head and reasonably quenching. Bitter sweet taste, not much of a linger on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4115) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Jan 2012: Walked into a newly refurbished pub with a new landlord and I spied this on a pumpclip: one hand pulled pint later and Iím reviewing the second pint! Dark copper, amberish colour, white head that clung to the glass like glue. The nose and taste were on the malty side, caramel and molasses but without too much sweetness, so more in the smell than in the taste. Hop content comes out in the flavours with a citrusy dry finish to each sip. OK without setting the world alight: good to see new micro-brews getting into my area, I normally have to travel to find new breweries beers.

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