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Derby Business As Usual

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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask & bottled; Regular.

A balanced easy drinking, malty, traditional amber beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Booths, Penwortham. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas of stewed apples, biscuit. Taste is more of the same, sweet finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [150814]
Dark amber, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma - soft sweet fruity malts, quite malty
Taste of sweet fruity caramel malts, slight raisin, soft toffee malts, English bitter hops, soft honey
Palate - soft carb, medium body, bit oily. Finish has some soft bitter hops, pleasant sweet fruity toffee honey linger
Overall - Quite quaffable, easy going, a bit ordinary though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mighty_meadow (245) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda. Copper coloured. Decent cream head and lacing. Quite malty. Almost an Irn-Bru hint. Grassy. Slightly bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1473) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco, Chesterfield - Amber body, thin white head. Nose of malty caramel, toffee. Taste has a sharp crispness to it, a bit of sweet fruit caramel, fairly long finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottled 500ml (AbM)
Amber color, small steady white head, some lace. Aroma has toasted sugar/crystal malt. Light to medium bodied. Front has some caramalt, then nice spicey hoppyness in the flavor. Somewhat bitter-sweet and such perhaps closer to red/amber ale than bitter. Flavoursome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4555) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. A nice balanced one. Mild, with some hops and loads of quaffiness. Also some citrus moments and caramel. A really nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4555) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2014
Pours out in a clear deep amber colour with low steady head and medium body. Wonderful aroma of intense hops and caramel. Taste of fresh, bitter hops, light malt, light barley, nuts, caramel, grass and honey. Medium bitter finish - delicious and smooth to drink. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Boring brown bitter. Very trad brown nothingness. Dull and uninspiring. Certainly drinkable enough. Bit of hoppy bitterness on the finish but deathly dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1447) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask in the Greyhound, Derby. Amber ale with a little white head. Quite sweet with caramel notes and a bitter finish. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet English toffee, some malts and weak nuttiness. Flavour of sweet malts, English toffee, metals, red berries, weak grassy hops and cardboard. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Boring as hell and does not feel fresh.

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