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Elgoods CXXX Bitter

Elgoods CXXX Bitter
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Brewed by Elgoods
Style: Bitter
Wisbech, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask, Special;
Brewed exclusively for this JDW beer festival, this comes from a recipe of a beer brewed in 1878, when the Elgood family assumed complete ownership of the brewery, hence the name – celebrating 150 years of family ownership. This well-balanced light brown bitter has a pleasing hop character in both the aroma and finish. Hope used: Fuggles, Goldings

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (446) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Currently Greene King’s beer of the month and presumably chosen to make their beers look good! I struggled to get much flavour out of it other than a slight, if pleasant maltiness. Really rather average although the sample I had was just a touch on the cold side. I also wonder whether the beer is being served too young - it was a Greene King pub after all...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask handpull at Baker Street ‘Sporks.
A clean dark copper coloured beer with an impressive off white head and plenty of condition. A lovely blend of earthy malt with a slight hint of chocolate and a good hit of grassy hops. Just a dab of coffee and a little spice in the finish. Velvet smooth in the mouth. Lovely stuff and the best I’ve had from Elgoods no doubt. Also, the best in a long long time from this bag of shite spoons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1–3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 2GH.
Light unclear medium to dark yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090419]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9851) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Hazy gold with a cream head. Aromas are biscuit and toffee malts with light grapefruit and spices. Flavours are dry biscuit with some sweet caramel. Dry and fruity on the finish. Fairly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the King of Wessex (JDW), Bath 7/05/09. The festival lingers on in Bath and I was pleased to get to try CXXX. Copper coloured with a very lively head, that was white and tight and left a film of suds down the glass. Slightly sweet to start, with prominent biscuit malts and a decent, fruity hop kick in the finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
Cask in the alfread herring. Alround rating: Citrusy grapefruit and lemon, quite bitter, grainy biscuity malts, good bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
Cask handpull at JDW Spoons Victoria Railway Station. Copper colour with a pale thin lasting beige head. It is an ok, slightly biscuit bitter, ok bitterness on end. Very drinkable bitter with good biscuit malts. Definitely grew on me. Had it again the following day at the Ashford Spoons and the biscuity bitter nature of it really shone through

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2009
The Square Peg (JDW), Birmingham. Misty orange amber with fine white lace. Faint gelatinous lemon and orange rind aroma. Flavour has peach yeastiness and tropical hop; oaky hints, zesty bitterness and nuthusk to finish. A bit soapy, but a decently hopped bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2009
Cask, stillage, at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Amber with a thin white head; malt and orange aromas; woody flavours with some marmalade; sweet, grapefruit bitterness to finish. Rather disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2009
Cask at The Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon, 18-04-09 Had this with my breakfast before a big day on the allotment. Poured amber with a white head. There was some streaky citrus wafts on the nose. Taste was light fruits some stringy bitterness, yes it’s a fairly straightforward beer but it was quite decent. A6 A3 F7 P4 Ov13 3.3

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