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Brewed by Frog Island
Style: Bitter
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A 3.8% pale brown, easy drinking beer. English Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt and wheat malt contributes to a malty aroma with a hint of caramel. The initial roasted malt flavour is balanced by the bitterness and hop character of English Target and Fuggles hops, which linger into the aftertaste.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium orange - amber yellow colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity malt, toasted, pale malt, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, toffeeish, herbal and some mild caramelly notes in a nice balance. Flavour is mild toasted notes with some fruits, wood, toffee and quite dry bittery notes in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 26, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Amber colour, off-white head. Nose is lots of caramel malts and wood polish. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, bit fruity. Slightly dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
On cask at the 10th Annual Townhouse Beer Festival in Ely. A dark golden ale with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavours of malt, caramel and toffee again with some apple cider notes.. Bitter linger. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’10. Amber with a small white head. Fruit and malt in the aroma, resolving itself specifically into apple and malt in the taste. Mid bitter finish. Simple and only partly satisfactory.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Cask handpull, The Victoria, Rugby. Slightly tawny amber with great curtains of lace and a very persistent off-white head. Musky fresh hopcone aroma with a softening wash of caramel. Big clout of hop bitterness; soap and pine cone, gentle hum of resins, nod of fern. Bread, honey and digestives rounding things out. Spectacular lace. An unexpectedly flavour-drenched BB. Top stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4241) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
Cask@Nottingham Beer Festival 2007. Dark golden beer with a lightly hopped aroma and a lightly bitter flavour. Overall an average lightly hopped bitter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Brown coloured ale, Big fruit with a pleasant malt finish and little dryness in linger ... bit musty

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7379) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Cask at the Boat Inn, Stoke Breune, Northants. Tasty and refreshing fruity beer, nice bite to it, citrusy flavours and long lasting bittereness in this pale brown session bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 18, 2006
NOt so bitter, a little dark, and interesting in aroma, very hoppy in that. And nice and bubbling foam, like an old ale.


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