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

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3580) - 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 (1149) - 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 (13288) - 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 (2900) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (812) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3119) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2012
Amberish ale, medium head and reasonably quenching. Bitter sweet taste, not much of a linger on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3515) - 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 I’m 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dusty, toasted - caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dry, fruity - berry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110429]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2012
Cask gravity @ Battersea BF 2012. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
On cask at the Harbour Bar, Kirkcaldy. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma is quite malty with Weetabix, chocolate and yeast characters. An upfront grassy hop flavour with some treacle, caramel and Weetabix again. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel.


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