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Great Orme Orme

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


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular. Previously known as Orme’s Best.
A mouthwatering cask conditioned ale based on a traditional blend of fine British pale ale malt with a subtle addition of crystal, chocolate and black malts to give this prince of beers real character. The delicate addition of Challenger and Goldings hops at critical times of the boil add to the mellow complexity of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 7, 2015
Cask @ The Picture House JDW, Colwyn Bay [260115]
Caramel brown, clear, dense thin off white head, good lacing
Aroma of caramel brown malts, soft toasted malts, no twiggy hops, soft toffee, nice soft malts, no hops
Taste of caramel malts, nice malts, soft toffee, soft toasted malts, soft bit nutty malts, lots of malts but not over sweet, hops are doing there job getting the bittersweet balance right without being noticed
Palate - Medium body, good mouthfeel, soft sweet. Finish as main flavour, nice soft toffee malt linger.
Overall - Liked this, nice malts, quaffable stuff, good condition helps here, reminds me of some Scottish malty beers, easy going no think drink - really liked this a lot and a highlight on my trip

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (2565) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Wyevale Llansamlet, 4.2%, BB Feb 2016. Murky brown, no head, sparkling. Doesn’t look great. Aroma is liquorice-forward with syrupy honey or molasses and horlicks. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is watery, thin malt, no real bitterness. A below-average bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (5100) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from Thresher, Ruthin. Clear brown ale, no head. Has excellent dark and sweet winter malts with a chocolate domination in this respect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (665) - - AUG 23, 2014
Mild chocolatey highly caramel aroma. Quite dark appearance. Hardly any head. Quite flat but buzzy. Smooth with a tingle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1625) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, molt acaramelada i un pel amarga, poca presència d’escuma. Buena cerveza, muy acaramelada y un pelo amarga, poca persistencia de espuma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
500ml bottle from Real Ale Warehouse. Pours clear chestnut brown, no head. Aromas of dark sugar, nuts, mixed spice. Taste is red-fruit sweet, light roast, more nuttiness. Light body, a tad thin texture. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (516) - - MAY 4, 2014
From Sheffield Uni beer fest. burgundy brown with not much head. Definite chestnut aroma. Nice bitter and sweet taste. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2622) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Wales 2014. Beer no.2. Bottle from morrisons,aberwystwth. Brown beer with small head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, some ash and hop finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2809) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle from Booth’s, Keswick. A brown malty ale with a slight nutty flavour, chocolate notes and a light roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1137) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a very dark chestnut. Smells of malt with a hint of caramel. Tastes of roasted malt with a nice full mouth feel.

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