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Brewed by Falstaff
Style: Bitter
Derby, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Brewed with three varieties of hop and dry hopped with a fourth Fist Full is rich amber with an almost mouth puckering dryness balanced with a subtle fruitiness. It has a long hoppy and fruity aftertaste. Our favourite so far!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
Cask at Southampton Beer Festival -05 Orange, no head, slighlty hazy. Sweetish flowery aroma. Rather blend in the palate with grapefruit tones. Some dry hops in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4298) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2005
Cask@GBBF, 05. Glupy looking orange brown beer with a light and malty aroma and a full tasting, thick and not very dry flavour. Overall quite a different beer to sample.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10465) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
Cask @ GBBF 2005: Amber coloured. Fluffy off white head. Sweet fruity and herbal aroma. Is quite full bodied. Very hoppy flavour with a somewhat grapish note. Herbal and light fruity. Is light bitter in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2005
Half pint pulled at the Great British Beer Festival, a slightly cloudy amber with a good sized frothy head. A beautiful aroma, fruity (berries?) and strongly hopped. The flavour is disappointingly plain after the aroma (and a little soapy), and the mouthfeel is more sour than bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Banbury BF. An orangey coloured bitter which failed to deliver anything much in the aroma. The taste however was nice and hoppy. Those hops being sticky thick and gloopy. A smooth beer with a really good mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (10662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
Cask Conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival ’05. Amber beer with lasting laced white head, cracking condition. Wow, what a beer, sulphery pungent eggy nose with a sharp citric hop aroma. Full, dry bitter beer, walloping mouthfeel and a citric fruit body. Lasts forever, juicy an absolute belter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
Cask (handpulled) at Derby Winter Beer Festival 2005. Grapefruit aroma, almost herbal. Light caramel body, halo of white head, balanced, long finsih with smarting fruit. Yummy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2004
Cask@Dartford BF. Wasn’t quite the fistfull of hops i was expecting, but it was pleasant all the same. Nose is hoppy. Orangey, hop-resiny mouthfeel, sappy, but dry towards the finish, finishes a bit short.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2004
Beer # 11 at Dartford Beer Festival, with SilkTork and Duff. A pretty decent effort from a fairly recently reopened brewpub in Derby. Amber colour. A bit hazy - presumably not settled out completely, but that didn’t have any discernible ill-effects. Lots of lemony, grassy hops in the aroma and a distinct Sauvignon-like gooseberry leaf accent. Unfortunately, I thought it fell away a bit on the palate. That’s not to say it was dull, just that the it didn’t live up to the promise that the aroma offered. Still a good beer though. Cask (gravity dispense).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5279) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
Dartford Fest. Gravity. Orange colour. Fruit aroma with a hint of spice - nutmeg? This eventually vanished to be replaced with an earthy gooseberry. Superb mouthfeel. Slightly sweet backed up by flowery fesh hops. Spanking. One of the best beers of the festival.


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