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Exeter Ferryman

Brewed by Exeter
Style: Bitter
Exeter, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Our well known Classic; this was the first ale produced by the Brewery, back in 2003, when we were called Topsham & Exminster Brewery. We may have changed our name and refined the recipe a tad, but Ferryman remains a firm favourite with many and remains one of our best-sellers.
A copper coloured Premium ale. Beautifully well balanced flavour enhanced with generous handfuls of English Goldings hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2016
Half-pint, cask ale, shared with Finn at Great Western Hotel Loco Bar. Filmy layer blanketing the glass. Close to clear amber-brown. Grass and brown malty nose. Blended taste of mellow fruits and caramel. Marmalade impression. Mid-sweet ending. Fair enough (Exeter 27.09.2016).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3921) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malty caramel taste is sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5776) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Some fruits, dryness, green apples and malts. This one is quite raw in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2014
Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Sweet caramelly malts, hint of coffee in the roast. Copper, opersistent spongy head. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Simple sweetish bitter. Finish herbal. Simple bitter, but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki. Aroma has bready malt, some toffee and hay. Flavour is rather bready with malt and some grapefruit. Finishes with grassy and some slightly harsh herbal bitterness. A bit watery, the hops are nice though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 03/08/14. Golden with a well appointed off white head that stays to make small talk. Nose is biscuit malt, light spice, nutty leanings. Taste comprises mellow fruit tones, biscuit, caramel. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter linger in the close. Ok bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bun3W (9) - - DEC 3, 2012 does not count
An easy session beer and nice but nothing to shout home about. Nutty brown colour and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Deep golden ale with a thin but crisply drinkable texture. Some fruit aromas but little of this is to be found in its taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13418) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’12. Brown with white head. Dry, malty bitter with an earthy back-note and twiggy type hop. Lasting bitterness on the palate but not overly exciting. It’s ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Alice BS. Pours a hazy nutty brown with a small, rough off-white head. Subtle roasty aroma with a little licorice. Medium body, low carbonation, sweet roast and some ddried dark fruits. Somewhat minerally. Distinct bitterness in the finish. Closer to a Mild than to a Bitter I’d say. 051011

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