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


on tap

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11833) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2012
Draught (Angleterre)
Lovely dry black tea aroma. Some earthy bitterness. Very well attenuated palate, but a little watery. dry earthy hops, quite thin. Carbonation low. Well made and easily drinkable, but a bot watery for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at the the Waterfront Inn, Shanklin during the IoW Jolly. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is earthy, toasty, wood, grain, caramel and dirt. The taste is bitter, toasted grain, brown bread, citrus peel and grass with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9455) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Light honey and barley malt aroma. Amber color with small head. Lightly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Body on the light side. Light but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9108) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2012
Cask, Slug & Lettuce, Leicester. Amber gold with an off white head. Aromas are weetabix and light lemon with trace lime. Earthy with peppery hops. Flavours are dry biscuit with weetabix and pithy, bitter lemon. Clean on the palate with peppery spiciness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8949) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
Cask conditioned – handpump – GBBF. A copper coloured bitter with some citric hop in the aroma, but also a sweetish undertone. The taste is crunchy and malty. Some cracker notes and a touch of late sweetness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8702) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - 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 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Cask (handpump) , GBBF Day 3, August 2006. Amber colour. Seemed rather short of condition resulting in a slightly dull mouthfeel. Otherwise a pretty standard, slightly earthy British bitter. Not much more to say really. By no means bad but by no means special either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 5 April 2012) Pale amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with citrus, apricots and slightly earthy hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of apricots, citrus and a generous earthy/citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with just a touch of sweetness. Well balanced with an attractive hop character. Nice one.

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