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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: 16   MEAN: 2.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1322) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1094) - 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.

2.6
   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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fukito (723) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Cask at the Market Porter, London
Light amber color. Earthy malt aroma. Mellow malty taste, ordinary bitterness, some aromatic hop but not impressive.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Very weak aroma and flavour. A drinkable, but really boring and bland bitter.


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