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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street íSporks.
Slightly hazy golden brown with a good off white head. Thatís two beers in a day from this usually poorly cellared Spoons that are in tip top form. I like it when I time it right... Good rustic earthy snout with some faint barnyard character. Even better flavour. A good base formed by what was apparent in the nose but topped off really well with some perfumed and delightfully aromatic hoppage. Really good fruity finish. Bright, alive and very very drinkable. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21833) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17337) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
Cask at Pilgrimís Progress (JDW), Bedford, in Spoons Real Ale Festival í10. Fremlins: a name from the past, remembered from scores of tin advertisements in pubs with that rather mournful elephant. If I ever drank Fremlins Bitter before it would have been somewhere in East Sussex or West Kent in 1969-70, but in those days I was an uncritical beer drinker, just keen to neck as much of the stuff as possible. This incarnation of the beer is bright amber with a small white head. Rather nice musty sweet malt aroma. Slight sourness and a grainy aftertaste. Rather bland and watery to be honest, but agreeable in many ways.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1291) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
Hand pulled cask at The Moon Uner Water (JDW) Watford. Amber with a small white head. This really does taste pretty much as I remember it back in the 80s. A well balanced session bitter with distinctive styrian goldings floral notes. A

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9667) - 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 (8012) - NUNEATON, 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 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.

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