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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33020) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (684) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2753) - 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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (12247) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the Waterfront Inn, IoW during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours clear yellow-gold with a white head. Light oxidation in the aroma, some bread, caramel. Light sweet flavor, some sugary bread, leafy bitterness, toasty grains. Light in body with fine carbonation. Simple sugary finish with lightly toasted malts, notes of oxidation, grain, caramel. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1960) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Cask at White Hart Biggleswade. Pours a deep amber colour with a small white head, aroma is light roasted malt, with some fruit, taste is hoppy with some bitterness, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (999) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Cask at the Clarendon Arms, Cambridge. Clear, light honey brown. Very little head. Scent of nuts, toast, bit of wood shavings. Taste is a crisp, clean bitter with a slight hoppy bite in the finish. Body is fuller than would be expected. This is a very very good basic bitter. Surprisingly good. And that’s my 46 English counties, done in style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
On cask at White Hart, Witham. Pours amber with white head. A little watery in texture, lacking in hops or bitternes. It’s an average bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1790) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy golden with a small off white head. Brown sugar, caramel, grain, light wort. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and light bitter. Sugary, uninteresting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle split at the Waterfront Inn, Shanklin IOW during the Jolly Dat 24/08/14. Clear golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is on the thin side, corn bread, cereals, pale malt, grain. The taste picks up the pace a little with light vanilla, faint hops, biscuit, mellow fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterings. Ok bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5267) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle - Pale malts and light root.  Clear gold with a small white head.  Caramel and some light root with a mellow finish.  Easy drinking.


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