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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (4089) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
(cask) opalescent amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy liquorice and toffee, quite grassy and young, with a hint of yeast. flavour is more grass, some manure, a hint of treebark, yeast and a light-bitter finish. light-bodied with soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (11524) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Cask at Earl of Essex. Clear golden beer with a small head. Malty fruity aroma, grass, hay, grapes, some citrus. Grassy hop flavor, sourish, floral, some dandelions. Not a favorite.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (32251) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is earthy, grainy and cornish. Bitter, herbal and toasted. Dry and herbal finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Cask - Grains and light caramel. Clear copper with a thin white head. Light grains and caramel, with a very light finish. Very light and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Clear reddish amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, wood, hint vanilla, oak. Rather astringent flavour, dry, malts, light bitter. Dry woody finish.
(from cask @ The Earl of Essex, London)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - 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 (2049) - 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 (4424) - 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 (9627) - 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.


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