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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper amber with a small white head. Very faint aroma, possibly malty. Taste is grapey and vinous, with a mid bitter finish and an agreeable aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask@Pembury Tavern, London. Amber colour, smaall white head. Aroma is wood, some hops and quite rich on the malts as well. Flavour is quiite much the same. A rather stereotypical bitter, with no surprises.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mR_fr0g (5383) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. Burnt orange pour with absolutely no head. This bottle may not have been treated very well. Big skunky metalic smell. Palete is very thin. Flavour is metalic slightly nutty. Worst beer I’ve have in a long time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8321) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Cask, at JDW The Palmerston Arms, Southsea 24.06.11 Pours amber with a slim white head, there is good clarity to this. Touch of sharpness and fruit on the nose, fruity in the mouth, touch dry, middling bitterness. Ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2011
cask at black boy ... golden amber .. thin white head ... soft fruity malt little orange nose ... bitter front ... fruitymalts ... little metalic ...dull fruits ... not my thing and light soapy bitter linger

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2010
Goddards standard ale. Ett bra hantverk men inget som stack ut. Typisk engelsk EKG karaktär.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (6604) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
50cl bottle from a friend. White foamy head. Blond colour. Nice enough beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5160) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
50cl bottle of Goddards Special Bitter from the Hogs Back Brewery Shop. Poured pale amber with no head; light caramel malt aroma; biscuity caramel flavour with a light refreshing finish. A fine ordinary bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, light molasses, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100119]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma has a little overripe fruit. Medium body with accents of overripe fruit. Dry and hoppy finish. 190110


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