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


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
First brewed to mark the Fens Pageant in 1994, the recipe was used to mark the Bi-centenary of the North Brink Brewery. It is now a permanently available brew with an abv of 4.3%. Brewed with well-roasted malts & generous amounts of English hops, for a satisfying finish. The use of Wheat malt as well as finest Pale maris Otter malt results in a full rich malty flavour. Challenger hops give good depth to the bitter finish of the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2004
(sampled at cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark copper. Small tan head. Weak aroma of grassy hops, minerals, oranges and toffee. Round and soft flavour of toffee, wet grass, orangey chocolate and hazelnuts. Mellow long aftertaste of chocolate and grass. Quite charming little bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
Draught at the Battersea Beer Festival 2004. This one was not my thing at all. Sickly sweet aroma, the taste was worse, like rotting fruit. I don’t think my pint was representative of the beer, was probably badly conditioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
Golden, thin head. Has a fruity aroma. Flavor is flowery and fruity, with some yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Sweet, roasty and soapy with rounded, bold mouthfeel and salty, coffeeish bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9476) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
Nice golden color with a good head. Aroma is yeasty, some bread. Flavor is fruity, very mild and on its way to become boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
Quite a powerful and aggressive bitter. Some malt too and a bitterweet finish. Well put together and flavoursome. I could drink more of this than beer festival conditions dictate. looks like it might be a bit variable though. Cask, Battersea Beer Festival.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at the Wagon & Horses, Milton, Cambridgeshire.
Deep amber ale with a reddish tinge. Slightly sweet, nutmeg aroma. Soft and thin flavours. Pleasant but thin. A beer didn’t reflect its ABV of 4.3% in flavour or palate. Conditioning was good, to be expected though just down the road from the brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2003
Cask. Mid brown beer. The sample I had was very cold in a Wetherspoons MacPub, but when I did manage to warm it up a little out came a dry smoky bitterness though very thin flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5117) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Slight yeasty nose. Intense dry hoppy bitterness, with a little dry, sharp Oxford marmalade fruit. Initial short finish returns very dry and bitter. Not often seen around, but don't get too excited if you spot it. If you like your bitter dry and bitter then this is the beer for you, but then I suppose you'd be an old man rolling Dark Shag cigarettes and coughing into a spitoon. [2.3]
And again... Cask fresh @ Theobald's, Grays, Essex. A traditional Autumn coloured bitter with a highly attractive nut and fruit flavour with just a suggestion of chocolate to top it off nicely. Beautifully balanced with good quality ingredients and perfectly served; this is one wonderfully enjoyable pint. The regulars were also concentraing on this and ignoring everything else, including Young's Double Chocolate. Given my earlier low rating, either this is a new recipe, or it's just that Theobald's knows how to serve a beer in perfect condition. Awesome. [3.8]

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