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Goddards Ducks Folly

Brewed by Goddards
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ryde, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask: Seasonal - September/October’ Bottle: Filtered.
Amber coloured, traditionally brewed English ale, hopped with Fuggles and Goldings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle, Coop, Shanklin. Amber gold with a thin head. Dark treacle with raisins. Spicy and leafy. Fairly herbal with light citrus. Peppery bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty dry citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11009) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
From cask. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, fruit and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and caramelish. Sweet, toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5527) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
500ml dark bottle from Beers & Bottles, Southampton. Spanking gorgeous ale. Sweet chewy malt dusted with English hops. Just my thing. I could drink this stuff all day long.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6721) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
Clear nutty color with a small off white head. Lousy aroma. Caramel and some metal. Ok body and an ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Toffee, mild fruity and herbal falvor.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]

English county #42

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Cask @ Black Door. Aroma is rather mellow with some toffee. Flavour has hayish malt, minerals and some toffee. Also some menthol-like hops. Feels rather bready at the end of the glass. Easy-going and easy to forget.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5215) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Cask@blackdoor. Amber. Light herby grainy malty, toffee caramels. Med bittered, slight grassy finish. Autumnal leafy bitter. A bit too bitter fo me to feel well balanced.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
My goodness, it’s a mix of treacle and rabbit hutch! Beatifully soft palate. Wow, such a contrast against all the keg shit I’ve had this evening. Unfortunately, it tastes naff - some treacly sweetness from the malts, some earthy bitterness from the hops, but it’s a mess. Finish is massively bitter and earthy. Danes and Yanks who wank over IBUs should just STFU and drink a beer like this, this is bitterness how the Brits defined the style before the US was even a real country. You can tell the Brits invented the style, because the style is called "bitter". And this is just a "decent" UK bitter. Finish perhaps too tongue-curling for me. Fuggles and EKG rock!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, dryness, apples, bitterness and malts. Sorry but this cask is quite raw.

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