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Earl Soham Victoria Bitter

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

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned (from Tastebuds shop next to the brewery).
Light, hoppy and bitter. Brewed using a standard pale malt and crystal malt mix with Goldings and Fuggles hops.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Cask at the White Hart, Otley, Suffolk. Amber with a small white head. Fruity with a little caramel, a touch of spice and a mild bitterness. A little bland and watery, and very definitely run-of-the-mill. Little to distinguish this from hundreds of other bitters out there.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2010
Cask - The Plough, Norwich. Not sure I really got on too well with this one. Poured a golden amber colour with a fine, creamy though loose white head. Things seemed a bit muddy from here on in. Mid fruit aromas that I couldn’t really put a name to, some caramel. The nameless mid fruits reappear on the palate with a bit of yeast, some toasted malt sweetness and a subtle dry finishing hop bitterness. Soft palate texture, mid-length finish, light to medium in body.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
Cask handpump at The Maypole, Cambridge. Clear amber with a very short head. Malty, lemon scent. Thin and watery. Mouth much the same as the nose. Boring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2009
Cask@Old Fountain. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits and some slightly syrupy notes as well. Flavour is at first very sweet malty, caramelly and also has some nice liquorish notes. In the finish the whole thing goes quite wooden and grassy bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Victoria Earl Soham A dark gold coloured beer with an off white head. The aroma is a little sweet and a little soapy with some peppery notes also. The taste is yeasty and malty with a little Suffolk dishwater.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Draught: A little stale on the nose but it makes up for it with sweet honey with really fruity hops. This is a delicious, highly traditional bitter. Balanced, interesting and moreish. Delicate but with attitude.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Victoria, Earl Soham, England IP13.
Clear light to medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, dusty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010808)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2008
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival 2008 ... amber ... hoppy nose ... light fruit bitter ... nothing special

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
Cask at paisley beer fest. Alround rating: Honey, pale malts, grassy bittering hops. Standard session bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2007
Cask handpull at Victoria, Earl Soham. Pale copper, thin off white head. Quite a hoppy session bitter, some toffee malt, good dusty drying finish. Some apricot fruit. Rather a nice session beer that has certainly got good hop.


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