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


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1313) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Cask, Chelmsford Ale House, 17th July 2015. Descent mouthfeel. Oranges, marmalade and Clementines. Good bitterness. Lingering hoppy finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (2247) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Cask in the Ship, Dunwich, Suffolk. Golden with a thin off white head. the flavour is citrus with some bready notes. An Ok bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg: Cask at Earl of Essex, London 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty fruity grassy aroma. Grassy hoppy sourish floral flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (4762) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (14695) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36243) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8489) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4073) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5091) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

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