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Brewed by Great Orme
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Colwyn Bay, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Formerly known as Three Feathers and brewed at 5.0%.
Strength is well disguised by the perfectly balanced hop bitterness and sweet malt making it very drinkable and bursting with flavour.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Max1972 (10) - ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 A really flavoursome pint that is SO drinkable. Doesn’t feel like a 5%, but after 4 pints you sure know it is. Lovely beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Castle, Furnival St., London</i>
Delicate, nice, caramel and fudge aroma. Round mouthfeel, smooth, with a good sweet caramel flavor, malt, toffee, and in the end, shy, a quality hopping appears. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2009
cask at bow bar edinburgh ... amber ... sweet toffee malt nose ... light sweet fruity malts ... juicy fruity plums and raisins ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Royal Oak, Bath. Copper with white head. Big fruity beer with fruit pastel hints, there are notes of mango with caramel / toffee overtones. Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle from Conwy Fine Wines. Shining bronze with a white halo and spots of lace. Lovely stewed aroma juggling rhubarb, blackberry, conifer and shortbread dunked in Darjeeling. Surprising, off-beam bottled effort slipping down like cream with an engaging interplay of fresh nettley hop, cinder toffee, well-squeezed leaf tea, fruit crumble and Allsorts. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich malt, nuts, caramel and hops. Really good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle. Poured with a small head and left no lacing. Medium quite smooth body with a gentle bitterness.Quite pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
At Hucknall Beer Festival - A hazy amber body with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of nuts, fruit, and elderflower. Sweet flavour notes of malt, caramel, and hops, leading to a lightly bitter finish, where notes of fruit lingers. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle kindly picked up for me by Gaz, a friend who lives up in north Wales. Dark amber coloured beer with small white head. Another decent malty and hoppy effort from Great Orme but again the aroma was less noticeable, pleasant sweet and soft malty flavours witha hint of fudge coming through with each glug, bitterness was there but came through at the end. According to the blurb on the bottle, described as ’being like the IPA’s of old’ I didn’t quite get that as I didn’t think it was bitter enough, but still it was a nice beer and drank much easier than the 5% abv.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2007
Bottled. Clear dark amber, Aroma of hay and fruit. Dryish with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Bready with light crystal malt character, notes of raspberries and pears.Salty finish with low bitterness.


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