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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available in keg (cold filtered but not pasteurised).
Refreshingly clean, easy-drinking bitter, with a wonderful aroma of freshly-rubbed hops that carries through to a satisfying aftertaste. Also available as a cold-sterile filtered (not pasteurised) kegged beer


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
A robust bitter with plenty of flavour that explodes im your mouth.Very well balanced and in a field full of mundane bitters this one really stands out.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours red-amber with active off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, earth. Taste is tea....smooth bitter hops. A nice, soft feel to this one. Light, mild, excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6066) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3923) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
Draught at Cowes Ale House in Cowes. Pours out in a deep light brown colourw ith no head at all and flat body. Aroma of hops and barley. Taste of light hops, sour amsh, torf, barley, bread and cake. Flowery finish. Easy drinkable and nice. Enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3920) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at the Ales House in Cowes. Amber in look with no foam and low carbo. Highly drinkabkle with some nuts and malt upfront. Easily drinkable with a slightly hoppy and light bitter end. Good one made with love.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
Cask conditioned at The Botanic Gardens, Ventnor, I.o.W. Light amber beer with bubbly head. Well balanced malty bitter with a tangy, lemony hop overlay. Plenty of condition, the beer maintains a refreshing dryness throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2006
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Oct 06). Fruity hops to the fore with gentle malt sweetness in the mouth. Well balanced but just lacking a little pazaz.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2006
Cask at GBBF 2006. Copper colour with bubbly beige head. Good floral hop and yeast aroma. OK bitter. Goodish hop on end. Some caramel. In fact I rather like the hop on this and a good start to the Thursday session.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Cask (GBBF 2006): Quite nice simple nutty malts with earthy hops. Balanced and Morish. I bet they brewed this specially for Trevor.

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.


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