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Brewed by Darwin Brewery
Style: Bitter
Sunderland, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Regular. Previously brewed at 3.8%.
A light and hoppy ale with rich Cascade bitterness and dry aftertaste. An excellent session bitter which lasts and lingers in the memory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1822) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Did not appear to have yeast in it. Nose is citrus, tangerine and oranges. Some red fruit, some smoke. Body is black tinged amber with a medium white head. Bittersweet with a dry finish. Good amount of carbonation. Watery palate lets it down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester. Pale clear gold with very thin white head. Aroma has caramel, toffee apple. Flavour has more of the same with some nice hops thrown in with more caramel. For me, this delivered. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Hazy dark golden ale wearing a lasting white cover. A nice sandy, flowery hop bite dominates the aroma. Soft and strawy crisp malts remains mostly a supporting background for the growing bitterness that leaves a lasting flavour. Simple, but refreshing and well-done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark yellow to light orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light hoppy, flowers, citrus, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration and a nice dry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is nectar, wood and some honey. Flavour is really hoppy and grassy. Rather caramelly and sweet, but still giving a nice bitterness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2006
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Northampton BF. A hazy orange coloured beer with a spicy hoppy peppery yeasty almost Belgian aroma. The taste is similar with some orange notes probably coming from the cascades. Very interesting how the aroma and the taste do not seem to go. This may be a fault or an example of complexity?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask conditioned at The Dun Cow, Hornton, Oxon. Cloudy straw colour, it had been cellared for 5 days and still not cleared, with no head. Fresh hoppy fragrant beer, flowery with lemony fruit notes and a big hoppy finish. Excellent drinking beer, shame about the appearance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2005
Cloudy amber colour. Lots of estery apple notes, which tended to mask the claimed hoppy character. I thought this beer was bit green. Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, May 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2005
Cask@Reading BF. Dry hoppy and citric. Hoppy, floral, grapefruity hops in the finish, fresh, summery flavour.

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