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


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Regular. Also bottle and keg: Filtered.
Originally called Special Bitter.
A harvest bronze Golden Ale, brewed with Challenger, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles Hops to give a fruity citrus bite of hoppiness with a palate of citrus notes and vanilla, leading to a long dry finish. Available all year round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
500ml bottle - Golden amber body, thin white head. Nose is hoppy with some grapefruit and tea notes. Taste has a refreshing light hoppy note with tea and grapefruit featuring again with a malty element. Quite nice and simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Cask. Golden ale with a thick white cloud on top. A light orangey nose. Taste is also light and orangey. Almost like an orange squash. A little malty and bitter taste. Bright, breezy and pleasing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10186) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
Flasche(Dank an Sabine!): Deep golden , a bit unclear, quite quickly collapsing loose off-white head, dry fruity-malty nose, tannic hops and an illusion of almonds detectable; moderate dryish bitter-sweet flavour, a certain malty base still present; pretty light bodied but not watery at all; mild but still quite spicy bitter-fruity finish. O.K. …

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (2844) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2015
Flaska 500 ml från Utobeer, London. Klar guldfärgad med ett medelstort vitt skum. Dofter av säd, honung och frukt. Smakinslag av citrus, gräs, säd och toast. Lätt beska i avslutningen. OK men det är allt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing off-white head. Clear amber body. Weak malt caramel aroma. Thinbodied malt straw flavor with a dusty note. Little hops bitternss. Low carbonation, short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
As BestivAle @ Camp Bestival, Dorset Decent enough brew, nothing out of the ordinary. I think ’a palate of...vanilla’ might be stretching it somewhat! Nevertheless good tang of citrus and lovely bread/toast backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Cask@Charlies, Copenhagen - pours golden amber with a medium white head. Light roasted bready malty aroma and taste, caramel, toasted notes, twiggy and herbal hoppy, medium bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light fruity. Sweet, malty, light caramelish. Mild fruity. Light bitter and medium dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
Cask at Akkurat. Clear golden with some bubbles on top. Muted aroma with some caramel, honey, flowers and citrus. Sweet honey caramel with citrus and sweet apples and a grassy bitter finish that cling on in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, low soft carbonation, a bit oily. A nice thirst quencher, though maybe on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (5606) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Cask@blackdoor. Light copper. Light floral, malty, bready nose. Soft bittered. Slight earthy, bisquity malty, some citrus green hoppyness. Ok, nothing too remeberable.

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