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Dorset JD 1742

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Brewed by Dorset
Style: Bitter
Dorchester, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Previously known as Quay Weymouth JD1742. Also known as Marshwood Vale Best Bitter - house beer for The Shave Cross Inn.
Medium bodied. Almond/citrus overtones - clean tasting with lasting bitterness.
Colour: Pale gold.
Aroma: Almond/citrus.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt and Challenger/Mount Hood hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Gravity cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 6th Feb 2008. Great aroma - fresh but spicy - but goes downhill from there. Golden yellow in colour, hops and yeast on the tongue. Palate too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Battersea Beer Festival.
Nice clean dark gold with a thin white rim. Hoppy aroma with pineapple and other sweet fruity notes and a bit of tobacco. Unbrewed malt in the flavour does it not favours but the decent citric notes and bitter hops finish sort it out nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Robin Hood Retreat, Bristol 11/6/07. Golden coloured with middling, lacy head. Lingering aromas of fruit and grass. Flavour was citrussy with a bitter finish. Very easy, enjoyable drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 22/11/2003 Golden coloured with a spicy aroma. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2005
Pint pulled at The Shave Cross Inn in Shave Cross (Dorset), a clear amber with a frothy head. A perfect aroma (not too strong) of fruit (berries?) mixed with a grassiness. A citrus flavour and smooth in the mouth with a following bitterness (though maybe a bit tart).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2005
Amber colour. Peppery hop with some spicy notes in the aroma. Moderately citric, wome dry malt coming through later on the palate. Fresh and clean. Nice. Cask (gravity dispense), Battersea Beer Festival, February 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
Cask at Babington Arms (JDW) Derby. Light golden brown, slightly scummy head, clean and fruity flavour, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Cask conditioned, White Horse, Hedgerley (South Bucks). Gravity dispense, poured by me. Very refreshing beer, slightly sweet, slightly fruity with a citric character and a very slight pleasent sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Sailors Return, East Chaldon, Dorset. Pale brown with a decent head. This is a sweet malty bitter, lightly roasted and fruity in character. There is a pear and apple background with only a hazy bitterness.

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