Brewed by Franklins
Style: Bitter
Bexhill-on-Sea, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
Formerly White Grumpy Guvnor.
This delicious, dark-amber-cloured beer has a rich aroma with a fine hop character, leading to a flavour with hints of caramel and passion fruit and a pleasing, smooth finish. Hops used: Cascade, Goldings, Hercules

oh6gdx's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, - SEP 15, 2012
Cask@Ice Wharf, Camden, London. Deep amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is floral, wooden and mildly toffeeish. Flavour is fruity, wooden, a bit nutty with some berries and mild herbal notes. Quite bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 20/1/2015. Copper coloured, with a slight, off-white head. Berry fruits, a touch of toasted malts, leafy hops and a decent, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
On cask at the Cask and Barrel. Appearance - close to opaque black but not quite. Some lovely cherry coloured chinks around the glass. Lovely fawn head. Looks great Nose - chocolate and caramel. Taste - honey and/or caramel with a slight biscuits backdrop. A liquorice note brings on the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry malty finish. Overall - good beer. It grows too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Too thin of palate and the fruitiness was a bit overbearing to the point of being tart. Didn’t enjoy this one at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (5560) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
(draught) pours a clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of old roasted malts, cobwebs, some light paint thinner and fudge. flavour is mostly grapes and sugar icing, with a hint of oranges, herbal hops and brown sugar. light-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4786) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - dark ruby coloured, mild chocolate aroma, intermittent lacing, earthy, malty, berry fruits flavour, easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Wenlock Arms London 07/06/13. A dark dark brown coloured beer with a whitish ring of bubbles. Very dry. Raisin fruitiness. A hint of smoke. Fruiitness is nice. Needs more depth of flavour. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13373) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Reddy amber with white head. Smooth malty beer, some caramel, toffee, some earthiness but mostly smooth and a touch fruity. Ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Good head as well as being crisp with a smooth texture, however weak bodied and bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (6065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Amber with a loose cream head; light fruity aroma; tangy with slightly sour apple and pear flavours; and a crisp, drp, cidery, finish. Not at all bad.

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