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

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
[Cask at GBBF] Clear amber. Soft and pleasant in the mouth,but the hops are too restrained and the caramelly malt is kind of bleak. Mild and medium bodied, but not really outstanding in any way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
tap at bow bar ... red copper ... white head ... soft fruit .. light wood hop ... dull soft toffee fruits

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
Cask at GBBF 06. Deep copper colour, no head. Farty yeast aroma. No great aroma, some caramel/butterscotch malt in mouth and then not much hop. Dull bitter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2006
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival 06. Orange brown beer with light head. A big dose of caramel is the first reaction to this beer and the palate never really recovers, if you search you can find bitter fruitiness with a smattering of nut kernal, but the whole effect seems to be out of balance. And Shoemaker? Presumably because Northampton was the cobbling centre of Britain and remains the home of Doc Martin Boots for now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham 02/04/2005 Amber colour hoppy and floral. Slightly dry nutty lasting finish with some bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 Cask conditioned - handpump - Coach and Horses Wellingboro. A cooper coloured beer with a creamy white head. The aroma is hoppy and fruity and is quite pleasing. The taste is also hoppy and bitter. Obvious cascade but not particularly well balanced with the rest of the beer and starts to taste harsh. Sharp.Score 3.2
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6, 2.3, 3.3, 3.1 and 3.2. Average becomes 3.1

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2004
Light caramel in colour. Aromas are spicy hops, sulphur and caramel. Flavours are initially smooth and buttery, then oranges and lemons with spices and bitter hops to finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7344) - 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.


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