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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: 28   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (273) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Somehow or another I just didn’t take to this one. Decent dark amber appearance, respectable body and a good hop rate but it had an aroma of road tar and the ingredients didn’t seem to blend particularly well. Perhaps the brewers were simply trying to get too much out of a comparatively low gravity beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Cask @ Bricklayer’s Arms, Putney SW15. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear copper/amber beer with a small bubbly head. Grassy earthy aroma, citrus, some hay. Fruity earthy flavor, hay, grass, floral, some pepper. Decent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Dark golden amber with a moderately appointed off white covering. Nose is bready, yeasty, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises pale malts, earthy, bread dough, light citric peel, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterness. So very so.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, fruity and grassy. Flavors are fruity, grassy and bitters
Ok

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8986) - 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 (2049) - 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 (1869) - 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 (3976) - 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 (5002) - 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.


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