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Downton Quadhop

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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular.
This remains our most popular session bitter. Four varieties of hops (Challenger, East Kent Goldings, Pioneer, and Styrian Goldings) provide a full range of floral and citrus aromas, and a moreish bitterness that drinks superbly down the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2147) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at Churnet Valley Railway, Cheddleton. Pours golden, some fruitiness from the hop, bitter citrus. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Cask at the Le Gothique’s Halloween Beer Festival 2013. Poured a slightly hazy pale gold colour with a rocky white head and good lacing. Malty aroma with hints of soft fruit and hay. Flavours of crisp hops, grain and straw. Earthy finish with notes of peaches and pine needles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2585) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Cask at Land of Liberty Peace and Plenty, Chorleywood, Herts. A golden coloured pour with a small white head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, some lemon. Not exactly mind blowing but OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Cask at the Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace. Honey coloured pour with a white head. Fruity old nose, a splash of pear and stewed apple in there. Fruit filled flavours, bit of pear drop action. Bitter-fruit finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
Cask @ The Bricklayers Arms, Putney. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is general pale malt. A hint of lemon and orchard fruits. Fairly faint. The taste is similarly benign. Pale malt and mild grain. A bit of dough. Light shag tobacco on the finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, decent if forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Jan 2013 - draught. very mild citrus, smooth with a mild bitterness. Easy drinking and nice. Good example of a British bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14327) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 12/01/13. Clear pale golden with a thin white head that retains well. Nose is light citrus, some pine, pale malt, grain, barley. Taste follows - light hoppage, pale malt, grass. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Ok - nothing to shout about!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma of lemon, pine, pineapple and yeast. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A little thin and mildly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
(Cask at Priory Arms, Stockwell, London, 21 April 2012) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of biscuits, citrus and grass. Malty, fruity taste with biscuity malt, grass, citrus and slightly dusty hops in a finish with a gentle bitterness. Rather light body, with balanced sweetness. Not really exciting, but decent and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
squarta (68) - - MAR 12, 2012
Si presenta chiara e dorata con una schiuma alta e densa. All’olfatto si presenta con note erbacee accentuate e frutta matura, con una presenza netta del lievito che lascia presagire un sapore altrettanto "lievitoso". La prima sorsata invece rivela la complessa luppolatura mentre il lievito sparisce completamente. Un’altra clamorosa assenza e’ quella delle bollicine, che si contano davvero con il contagocce lasciando quasi l’impressione di una birra dimenticata aperta in frigo. Le note aromatiche sono diverse, dai fiori di campo agli agrumi e chiude con un amaro non particolarmente marcato che lascia una gradevole sensazione di equilibrio.

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