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Downton Chimera Mad Hare

Brewed by Downton
Style: Bitter
Salisbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Seasonal - March.
A copper coloured beer with spicy aromas balanced by a rich hoppy flavour. Brewed using: Pale, chocolate, and roasted barley malts; Mittlefruh and Challenger hops; and a unique blend of ginger, lemongrass and coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6061) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Cask at the Spring Equinox beer festival at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. Golden amber with a ring of white head; woody, resinous, aroma; citrus taste; and some pleasantly warming ginger to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ Le Gothique Restaurant and Bar, [ Wandsworth Common Beer Festival 2013 ]. Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, Wandsworth, Greater London, England SW18 3SX.

Clear medium orange amber color with a small average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, dusty malt, fruity malt, caramel, light moderate hoppy, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130330]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4192) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
Cask at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford. Dark brown seems odd for a spring special but I guess we’ve all just got too used to hoppy golden ales. There’s toffee and hints of sour apples and demerara, a satisfyingly tangy and chewy body, and bitter and woody hops with a long bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Brown to copper with white head. Quite a sweetish, darker type bitter with a roasted oat type flavour. I didn’t know about the spices, but I had written ginger down as a background flavour. A little unbalanced but still easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 1/03/10. Pale brown in colour with a lacy, off-white head. Chewy malts, a touch of summer fruits and decent, bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2169) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
Cask @ London Drinker 25: It looks like dark, un-milked coffee. It smells of dark crisp toffee and english hops. It has a rather Christmassy quality to it. The mouth echoes the yuletide feeling of the aroma, it is a little heavier on the caramel flavours though. It is thick and smooth on the tongue. The spices are geniuosly mellow. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK, 230408 Cask/Real ale Some light malt but especially a floral hoopiness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (13271) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
Cask at Cockney Pub. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Light malty moderate hoppy aroma. Week nice grassy notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Moderate bitter average finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Cask - Amber a little pale body, creamy off white head; Malty slightly flowery small a little boring nose; Bitter soft textured a little simple body; Malty aromas and bitterness. Alright but slightly boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12130) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Cask @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus.
Pours deep redish amber with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Leaves super lacing. Aroma is sweetly fruity, weak berries and butter, some malt and caramel. Low carbonation, a little thin. Flavour is quite dry, fine caramel backbone and a good hoppiness. Fine brew.

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