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Frog Island Shoemaker

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


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
A 4.2% copper-coloured beer with an aroma of roasted malt and a hint of passion fruit. The use of English Marris Otter pale malt, crystal malt and wheat malt produces a full-bodied, malty flavour which is enhanced by the citrus notes of American Cascade hops. The bitterness of English Target hops fades with the maltiness to result in a dry, nutty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Fra fat på Brunswick Inn i Derby 15 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Gylden. 0 skum. Lett fruktaroma. 0 kullsyre. Smaken tørket frukt. Uvariert.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2016
Half from cask at Brunswick Inn. Shared with Finn. A filmy layer on top of a next to clear golden-brown body. Modest malt accented aromas with hints of fruity hops. Malt-fruity flavours, marmalade impression. Resinous bitterness to the ending. Slightly watered in the mouth. Pretty straightforward (Derby 15.02.2016).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2012
A beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday 7th September 2012 saw my father and I join in R.A.T.2012 (Rail Ale Trail part 2). Split between three bars along the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury railway line: they had over 50 different beers to try: this was one of them. Half-pint, gravity fed in the fest tent behind Codsall Railway Station. Really liked this: good light amber body; with a good head of off-white foam sat on top. Mixed bag of aromas, floral, semi-sweet molasses and woodyards. The taste was on the maltier side than hoppy although a hop bitterness was never far away. Well balanced and easy to drink, ideal on the day I reviewed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sour malt notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120115]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
tap at bow bar ... red copper ... white head ... soft fruit .. light wood hop ... dull soft toffee fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (10653) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at Thurrock Beer Festival 2011, Grays, England.
Clear copper colour with tiny white head. Dark dry hops and malty woody in aroma. Dry dark hoppy bitterness in flavour. Long-lasting bitterness in aftertaste. Not that interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
Cask at GBBF, day 3 on 3 August 2006. Amber colour tending towards copper. Some citric, slightly resinous hop accents (I now see it uses Cascade) in the flavour. The hops are less prominent in the aroma. Decent enough. The hops are fine, just used rather too sparingly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
(Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London, 19 May 2010) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, earthy hops and hints of sulphur. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of citrus, a solid malt foundation and lots of earthy hops in the finish. Medium body, balanced sweetness. Tasty and very well balanced bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2009
Cask - The Murderers, Norwich. Pours a clear, dark amber with a thin and loose white head. Red fruits, citrus and some floral notes on the nose. Caramel, vinuous flavours: berry and sharp fruits with delicate hints of alcohol. Medium body, average length finish. Oddly different.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A hazy amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is very lightly flowery, while the flavor is sweet malty with light notes of citrus, leading to a dry toffee finish.

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