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Durham Definitive

Durham Definitive
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Brewed by Durham
Style: Bitter
Durham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Made to showcase the complexity that can be obtained from hops in "The White Range". Crisp clean bitterness with strawberry and grapefruit flavours.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch Inn, 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 4HY.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, moderate hoppy, citrus, lime. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Fresh. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090124]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Marble Arch Inn. Clean gold with a good white head and excellent condition. Sod it, it’s a four. Lively fresh citric hoppage, very clean and tasty. Hugely refreshing. Dry bitter citrus in the finish. Excellent session stuff from Durham as expected.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 1     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : 2   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 2   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 1   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 1
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : 3   Grassy : 3   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 1   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : 2   Astringent : 1   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Yeasty, dry and almost estery ale with a tight herbal, chives-like tartness and parsley vegetal undertones. Durham is so good with the very pale and citric golden ales that I ended up wishing this was one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
Aug 07 Cask conditioned @ Hoppy blond coloured beer with citric piuney notes. Aromatic dry and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Cask, Leicester Fest 07. Clear bright gold with a small head. Aromas are dry biscuit malts and lemon with grapefruit and some strawberry. Flavours are clean, crisp and hoppy with grapefruit bitterness. Mellow lemon. Bitter and dry on the finish. A good refreshing session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2007
Cask@Leicester Beer Festival 2007. Golden beer with a lightly fruity and dry aroma and fruity hopped flavour. Overall a nice fruity delicate beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2007
Light, hoppy, hints of grass and pine, a really good easy drinking session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2006
[Cask at The three Judges] Gold with a slight haze and a moderate head. Pine needles, citric, bready nose. light fruity, dry. nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
Cask (handpulled) at the Old Moot Hall, Nottingham. I got more of a gold thing going on here, wafts of hops, rather robust citric flavour and a sparkling gold body. Excellent all round.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 Durham doesit again, but this time was not that squashy, at least I didn’t feel like throwingthe glassaway.


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