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Brewed by Grain
Style: Bitter
Harleston, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled (cold-filtered).
This well balanced session beer uses Maris Otter pale ale malt to give a light amber colour, and fermented slowly to give a dry, moreish finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3485) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Cask pint in the sun trap that is the front patio of The Barking Smack on Great Yarmouth seafront: 8th June 2014. Nice easy drinking session ale, amber with a white lasting head. Slightly more malty than hoppy but the blend is well balanced with only the finish being hoppy and drying. I like Grain breweries beers in general and this follows that pattern.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - APR 30, 2014
Cask at Draft House. Red / orange, pretty clear, still, very little head. Aroma - toffee, malty. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste - toffee, good level of sweetness, soft bitterness. Very drinkable. These guys know how to balance out a traditional bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tayael (12) - - MAR 4, 2014
Nice lite red color taste smoky and good strog aromas. Better when cold.abeet yeast Taste

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3493) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Burnley Beer Festival. Golden with a small head. A session ale with a very mild fruity character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9007) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2013
Cask (Mill, Cambridge)
Dull mid-orange. Some cleanser aroma perhaps. Tastes a little watery but has a good dry woody hop finish. A bit of toffee. Quite full for its strength. Sweet. Fairly flat.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Market Porter, Borough 4 Nov 12. Lys gyldenbrun. Lavt skum som fester seg litt til glasset. Svak fruktaroma. Smaken er druer og litt syrlig frukt etter hvert.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
Half pint shared with Finn. Cask at Market Porter, Borough. Copper-amber body, dotted spots at the glassware. Smell of wood and mid-sweet malts. Malt-fruity taste. Restrained, dry bitter ending. Easy to quaff. Unvaried (London, 04.11.2012).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
500ml bottle. Orange straw in colour with a frothy persistent head. Light floral earthy aroma. Crisp clean flavour. A very well made beer. Nutty and malty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EdKing (1790) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle in Kings Head. Colour is light copper, thin white head. Nose is grainy, lightly sour yeast, light caramel. Taste is a bit sour sharp, grain husky, light caramel, dry old wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Village Inn, West Runton, Norfolk. Amber with white head. Crisp, fresh, hoppy session type beer, nicely set up and refreshing. Good leafy, slightly flowery flavour, drying and lasting on the palate pretty decent.


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