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

bottled
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Tap at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, nuts and bitterness. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2015
Half pint, cask ale at Exeter Arms in Derby. Filmy layer at the top of a clear dark amber coloured body. Aroma of smooth juicy malts. Well blended malt-fruity flavours with a mild, but lingering, bitter touch to the ending. Nice and uncomplicated (22.02.2015).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Pours copper with slight off white head. Dark fruits, hint of caramel, hop finish. A very good best bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3261) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8916) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3081) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2691) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Brown beer. Toffee malt. Some earthy hop finish. Ok bitter I mean it’s a bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3275) - 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.


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