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Style: Bitter
Harleston, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled (cold-filtered).
A malty traditional amber ale, brewed with a blend of pale ale, chocolate and crystal malts.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from Bakers and Larners of Holt, Norfolk. Clear, copper colour. Film of white head. Toffee malt. Some orange. Some green leaf. Taste is soft sweet. Light dry. Smooth palate. Finishes with a little bitterness. Lovely nick, this one. Very enjoyable bitter.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CStang67 (27) - - MAY 7, 2015
Had this at a pub in Great Yarmouth. Beer was quite good, I remember it having the right amount of bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vladivostok (325) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Dark amber with a sharp fruity aroma. Overriding flavours are of toffee and caramel. Quite smooth with a surprisingly clean palate. The first beer I have tried from this brewery and quite impressive.Very easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Cask@ Kings Arms, Bethnal Green E2. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Guildford Arms, 1 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2AA.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toasted, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malt bitter, sharp, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120423]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11393) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Kings Head, Norwich. Amber with white head. Crisp, biscuity, malty bitter with a background leafy type hop, Reasonably refreshing, some depth to the malty note. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Cask in the Stanford Arms, Lowestoft. Amber with an off white head. Pleasant flavour of citrus and biscuity malt. Nicely drinkable. A well made bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3948) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
(cask@Catford Bridge Tavern, London <October2012>) Pours dark amber with medium to thin head. Aroma of caramel malts. Medium body and taste is caramel malts. grass/pine bitter finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Beer Emporium, Bristol 14/8/2013. Deep amber in colour with a decent, off-white head. Malty bitter, with some bready notes, hedgerow fruits and a touch of leafy hop, before a lingering, bitter finish. Fine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Cask at the Cock Inn, Attleborough. Light brown, almost tawny. Cedar, underripe berries, a bit of astringency in the nose. Taste is malt led but with a good dollop of sour bitterness. Long grainy finish. Just the right hit of astringency. Special.


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