Davenports Original Bitter (Cask)
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Brewed by Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd)
Style: Bitter
Walsall, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
NOTE: Also available in keg and pasteurised bottle, which has a separate listing.
Raw materials: A blend of pale and crystal malts, supplemented with torrefied wheat and no. 3 invert block sugar. Bitterness is provided by First Gold, Cascade and Styrian Golding hops.
Tasting notes: Based on the original Davenports recipe, this classic copper coloured ale is full-bodied, with a palate rich in malt and fruit, balanced by a satisfying bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3966) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Didn’t think I would ever get the chance to drink this beer. Amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is malty. Taste is malts, caramel, some dry hop bitterness and fruity. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7417) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 10, 2015
Gravity cask at the Walsall Camra, beer festival 2015. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is light hop, light creamy malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth malt, woody hop bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. A decent session bitter and a real blast from the past!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2011
23.5.07 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber. Anonymous first impression with a whiff of sulphur. Pleasant citric taste and mid bitter finish. It turned out all right in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1535) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Had this on Tap at the Rose and Crown in Stratford upon Avon. Golden clear color, a smooth dry bitterwith lots of lacing. This version also had some lemon notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
Cask. Murky orange brown with frothy white head. Hints of tea and fruit, caramel, mild hop finish. Nothing spectacular but sandwiched in between some utter rubbish, I quite enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
Cask @ The Mansion, Gipsy Hill, London. Nose of malt and hops. Pours a golden colour beer with a small white head. Quite a sweet beer with malt characteristics. Not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 26, 2007
Cask @ King´s Cross, november 07. Shinny golden color with a small white head. Methallic, oxidized flavor. In a real bad condition. Medium to light mouthfeel, empty, flat and bland. Lifeless, astringent, null aftertaste. Skunky aroma with cardboard notes. Dull, off, forgettable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at The Prince of Wales, Highgate.
Darker side of blonde with a slim white head and lots of lace. Heavily citric hoppy aroma. Almost astingent hoppy flavour. Very sharp. Slightly soapy. Blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2006
Pint pulled at the Anchor & Hope in Waterloo (London), a clear amber with a filmy off-white head. Aroma is of flowery hops and juicy malt. A little sharo and tangy in the mouth, hoppy and bitter with malty flavours and a smooth aftertaste. It did get smoother and more flowery through the glass though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002 Amber coloured and fruity with some alcohol. Malt finish.

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