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Fremlins Bitter

Fremlins Bitter
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Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Status uncertain.
Originally produced at the long established Fremlins Brewery at Faversham, Kent, which was taken over by Whitbread in and closed in 1972. Brewing was moved to Flowers in Cheltenham and subsequently to Castle Eden. The brand was belived to have been discontinued by 2000 but seems to have made a reappeareance, possibly as a one-off.
Brewing moved to Shepherd Neame in 2010 for the Wetherspoons Spring Festival.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ JDW - The Waterhouse, 67-71 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M2 4EG.

Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, dusty, light apple, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20100425]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2010
cask at penny black JDW... copper ... thin lacing ... sweet toffee malt nose ... light sweet berry fruits ... nice but simple

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask handpull at Society Rooms, JDW, Maidstone. Copper lasting beige head. Yeasty flowery aroma, yes I would say it tastes like Fremlins, Decent yeasty session bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11929) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2004
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Light brown with bubbly head. Wow what a surprise to find this famous old name. Light easy drinking session bitter, nothing special, malty and dry. Not seen since its Whitbread days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 09/04/2010 Floral aroma. Golden bronze coloured and floral with a slightly spicy flavour. Bitter and dry lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Amber gold with an off-white foam. Aromas are biscuit and toffee malts with oranges and spices. Some grapefruit with floral aspects. Flavours are toffee malts with tea and light oranges. Sweet pineapple chewits sweets with hints of nuttiness. Traces of sulphur and some yeast. Dry on the finish. A tasty low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Last Plantaganet Leicester. An amber coloured beer with a whitish lasting head. The aroma has a little citrus together with the house yeasty note. Itís the same in the mouth where there are earthy floral notes. Itís pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2010
Cask handpump at The Penny Black, Bicester, JDW 10-04-10 with Craig & family Pours amber with a thin white head & credit where itís due this looked in very good nick. This is a bit thin and watery, but there is a light hoppy presence, slight bitterness and this is a better temperature than some of the others. A steady, easy drinking beer but again Iím not that impressed. A6 A5 F6 P3 Ov11 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
The Baron, Hinckley. Clear bronze with a thin white halo. Gentle, fresh, slightly fruity BB with hints of tea, apple and a aftertaste of ice cream wafers. Simple. Nothing wrong with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), 3/4/10. Deep amber in colour with a slight, off-white head. A drinkable enough session bitter, with a touch of maltiness and not much else.

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