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Brewed by FILO
Style: Bitter
Hastings, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4571) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Cask at the FILO - ABV 3.8% Golden amber with a loose off-white head; earthy malt aroma; quite thin with a caramel malt flavour and some pleasant English hops to finish. A good ordinary bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
2010-07-31. Crisp dark amber body, with a small foamy beige head and lace. 3+ Pleasant flavour is mild with a nice modest bitterness throughout and a hints of citrus to the hop profile. Mild English malt character. 6+ Aroma is mild, light citrus, muted lime leaf. Hints of tobacco come out as it warms up, or is that drifting in from outside? Not 100% sure. 6+ Smooth average palate is lightly carbonated. Quite enjoyable. Cask at FILO, Hastings

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 24th March 2010. Clear copper with thick lively off white head. Strongly malty with a cookie aroma; grassy hop kick and a fairly dry/slightly bitter aftertaste. Smoothish mouthfeel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Cask at Kingston BF, 28th June 2008, with renffisch. Amber in colour. Smells funky, like wet hay. Some honey and caramel in the taste, but the palate is weak and watery. If they could beef it up a bit, this would be decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
gravicask @ kingston bf 08. harsh malt nose, a bit funky, hey and old wet wood chippings.amber colour, thin tan head, little lace. honeyed roast cereal flavour, good bitter finish, quite well balanced, watery finish though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2010 [638-20070919] Cask @ First In Last Out (Hastings, ES). Brewery yeast aroma is quite doughy. Clear, dark brown body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Brewery yeast flavour has light floral dough. Medium body, smooth. Nice repeatable beer. (6/3/7/4/13) 3.3

[3187B-20100731] Cask. Poop notes and light evergreen bark aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grainy dirt flavour. Medium body. Average. (5/3/6/3/13) 3.0
(@ FILO, Hastings, England)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2007
Cask conditioned @ FILO, Hastings. Standard bitter that drinks above strength. The slight fruity tartness I found in the other FILO beers was present here and was more noticeable and less pleasant in this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump - The Alexandra - Kettering. My first ever sighting of a FILO beer in this excellent real ale pub in mid Northants. I can see myself going there regularly in the future! A mid brown beer with good lacing. The aroma is typically English bitter with some fruitiness thrown in. The taste has malts, berry fruits and toffee. A good bitter beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The First in Last out, Hastings. Orange brown beer with bubbly head. A thinnish but pleasantly malty bitter with a heady hoppiness from first to last. There are 2 beers normally available at the brewpub which is one of the better places to go in Hastings.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Aug, 2003. Gravity, Maidstone Beer Festival. First In Last Out is a brewpub in Hastings which started up in 1985. The beer is very hazy (as were a number of the beers at this poorly organised festival). The colour is burnt sienna or raw leather. Yeasty, cidery, sulphury, soapy aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Watery up front, salty in the finish. Very weak orange in the middle. [2.2]
March, 2006. <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/1 In Last Out, Hastings 3.8%. Nice. A lusty, malty session bitter. Good fresh lingering hops - nicely judged, not too assertive, but plenty of flavour. Nice one. [3.7]
March, 2008 First In Last Out, Hastings Tar, leather and smokey tea. Nice. [3.5]


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