Brewed by Earl Soham
Style: Bitter
Debenham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned (only from the Tastebuds shop next to the brewery).
Slightly darker than light with a softer Fuggles hop character and a hint of sweet. Brewed using pale malt, crystal malt, and black malt, and only Fuggles hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
Cask at paisley as alberts bitter(4.3%). Alround rating: Swet malts, nutty, malty bitter. Been there done that, next!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2007
Cask handpull at Victoria, Earl Soham. Chestnut, lasting beige head. Excellent condition. Strong hop and rich brown sugar malt aroma. Smooth in mouth, and then a big burst of hop on the finish. Really peppery. Decent best bitter, with a very heavy hop finish for an English beer. Malts are toffeeish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Cask, Leicester Fest 07. Amber brown with a small head. Aromas are toffee malts with spices and pine. Flavours are sweet toffee with quite a degree of fruit. Soft malts with some biscuit. Some herbal notes. A well balanced bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4654) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2007
Cask@Leicester Beer Festival 2007. Dark golden beer with a lightly malty aroma and a malty, caramel and dry flavour. Overall a light caramel dry beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask at the Wenlock Arms. Sweetish aroma. Red brown with very little head. Tart and sweet with plenty of caramel notes. Unexpected bitter hop finish. Slightly unusual but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2006
Murky brown color, fluffy beige head. Doughy, grainy toffee. Tight bitter, but slightly chemical taste. Medium body, gritty mouthfeel. Interesting, but not a good balance overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Thanks a lot Chris_o! Nice hazy copper color with a fizzy head. Light malt nose. Light malt and toffee taste that improves as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
Cask Stillage at Lewisham Theatre, Catford 14/06/2001 Dark coloured and very smooth on the palate. Fine hoppy finish. Sweet wine notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2005
BCA (from Tastebuds, Earl Soham; bottled on 11 Aug). Upon opening overwhelming and unlikeable yeast aroma. Once left to condition for a couple of hours this faded leaving nutty roast and crystal malt aromas. Hops are very much second fiddle with a light earthy balance in the finish. The flavour of the malts don’t seem to complement each other with crystal and roast flavours vying for attention. Slightly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2004
Bottled. Deep amber colour with a well form, smooth a shinny white head. Some hops on the nose. More malt than hops in the flavour (only just). Moderately pleasant beer. Thanks to Chris_o for leaving this one behind.

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