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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7698) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2011
chiara buona schiuma buona delicato citrico poco malto lieve erbaceo in bocca molto berina buona secchezza amaro medio lieve citrico

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity grassy floral hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at the GBBF 2011. Golden with a small white head. Malty aroma with grassy notes and a hint of sulphur. Dryish malty and grassy flavour

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, grass, sour grass notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110802]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15385) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear golden with a creamy white foam and lacings. Grass, buiscuit, peach and floral notes. Smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a clear light gold, with a thin off white head. Slightly sulphurous, but not too bad. Toffee apple, lemon, lime, caramel, sweet sugar, light grass and a hint of pine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2011
Gravity cask at the London Drinker BF. Clearish gold pour, light white head. Some pine and toast in the nose. At first, it tastes kind of like dogfood smells. Some piney bitterness and crispy malts, lightly sweet. Light in body with fine carbonation. Mild sticky hops to finish, bit of hy and grass. Alright.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6117) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2010
(Cask at Bricklayer’s Arms, London) This beer was quite fruity and flavours contained also some sea water and finish was salty. Othewise this was a normal bitter. I somehow expected there to be clearer hop flavours but it may be that I just didn’t recognice those. Good brew.


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