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Downton New Forest Ale

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


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3468) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1241) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5078) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
Cask (gravity) - The Trafford Arms, Norwich. Fine, lacy and lasting white head clear bright golden coloured body. Crisp and toasty citrus aromas with a biscuity malt note and pale malt sweetness. Similar flavour profile: nicely zesty and bright with yeast and orange touches. Light to medium body, crisp carbonated mouthfeel, medium length light hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Cask at the Priory Arms, Stockwell, London on 21st January 2012. Copper with bubbly off white head and plenty of lacing. Richly malty in aroma, then liquid is packed with herby and spicy notes. Zingy mouthfeel. Spiciness remains in an aftertaste that also gains a bitter touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2011
Cask@The Junction Tavern, London. Amber colour, small off--white head. Aroma is sweet malts with some fruity and floral notes. Also some crystal malty crispyness. Flavour is crystal and caramel malts, toffee and some fruity notes as well. Quite nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise. Clear, dark gold pour with a filmy surface. Toasted malt aroma, some ripe fruits. Light sweet flavor, some toast, smoke, light leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Semi-sharp finish, mild burnt sugar and earth, dry malts. Pretty alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Ooooh, sampled this at the end of an evening when already not in the mood. Despite this, I trust my sampling instincts. Taste is full of brick and burnt malt, approximating toffee on top of stem, branch and watery sweet cereal. Let down and coming round.

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