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Downton New Forest Ale

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

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A bronze coloured best bitter. A combination of roasted malts and rich, aromatic hops provide a well rounded flavour and a distinctive hoppy bitterness.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8107) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear apple juice orange color, average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of caramel, lightly butter, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1587) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Short review due to a rugby-related distraction. Cask. Dark amber, small white head. Body is medium, foamy. Taste is malt-forward, lightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Pours a clear mid-brown amber. Woody caramel aroma. Light body, light carbonation. Light caramel, sponge cake, some lemon and orange - pretty dull.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2854) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Light amber orange coloured pour no head. Aroma is nutty toffee and raisin. Flavour is caramel malts, some dried fruits, toffee and mineral. Palate is semi sweet, mineral dry on the finish. Decent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3804) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Toffee and light twig. Clear copper with a bubbly white head. Twig and caramel. Plain burnt well balanced with a good amount of light bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3716) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Keighley Beer Festival. Copper-bronze with a small bubbly head. Has a high malty-bitterness with a fruity bitterness for taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Quite dark for a bitter, keeps its frothy head nicely. Earthy hops with some citrus coming through, some wood - nice session ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
9th December 2011
Pigs Ear. Clear amber beer, tiny off white head. Light dry palate. Slightly floral malt. Okay tangy dry marmalade hops. Dry finish. Okay but utterly standard fayre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5180) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
500ml Bottle - Copper coloured. Malt, sultanas and caramel in the aroma. Refreshing taste with hops, apple, malt and a hint of spice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, dark fruit, sugar, light roasted, nutty aroma only, light to moderate hoppy, dark orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt - fruit, sugar, woody notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111209]


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