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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
On tap @ Akkurat. Honey, candy sweet tropical hoppiness, white bread. Small flowery bitterness. Light and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1383) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (753) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3781) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Cask at the Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, Isle of Wight, 5th Sept 2007 (thanks to the lads at Stainless Games). Strong aroma of fruit and wine, but a bit musty. Clear amber appearance. Rich, malty taste - reminded me of Wadworth 6X. Full bodied but short on the finish. Good enough but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
Cask (The Bell,Whitchurch) - Golden/amber in colour. Lightly hoppy aroma with some grapefruit and tea notes. Refreshing light hoppy notes in the taste with tea and grapefruit featuring again with a malty element. Well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8992) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gjb968 (8) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
Nice enough in itself but does not inspire. Roadblocks an nose but tastes a bit thin . Hoppy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34983) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3495) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle courtesy of shubber85. Light amber with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma with a faint hint of spice... almost like cinnamon. Slightly sweet biscuity malt and a light herbal hops finish. Light bodied.


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