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Hadrian & Border Gladiator Bitter

Brewed by Hadrian Border
Style: Bitter
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
A rich, dark ruby coloured session bitter with a soft malt palate and a strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Cask at the cask and barrel as Broughton street domestic. 3.9% so makes more sense to put it here that the 2.9 separate listing. Pours clear amber brown, thick white head. Light floral hop aromas, light malt. Taste is burnt toffee, light spicey hop bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2013
on cask at the cask and barrel in edinburgh, as broughton st domestic ale. copper with a lasting head; caramel and crushed nut aroma; soft texture, quick powder dryness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (3300) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Aroma: Light floral hop. A little earthy.

Appearance: Clear amber body with a dense white head. Flat carbonation. Excellent lacing.

Taste: Soft earthy hop. Cereal and grain flavour. It doesn’t really taste of much. Light bitterness.

Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Flat carbonation.

Overall: Not bad for £2.30. Easy drinking but a bit bland and flavourless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2120) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 19, 2012
Pours clear dark ruby with a small head. Aroma malts and some fruits. Well balanced and good bitter. Not Bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheCametron (2340) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2012
Cask at The Cask & Barrel Broughton St. Reddy brown with thin cream head. Light malt and lighter hops that really only present themselves in the fleeting bitterness. Watery and poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2011
First tasted this at the Boswell Hotel in April 1991. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale garnet in colour with a creamy white head. Slight hint of malt in the thin aroma. Watery mouthfeel and good lacing. Weak pale malt base gives a mild digestive biscuit flavour with redcurrant fruit. Tannin note present in the bitter aftertaste. Finish is weak and watery. A poor effort and one to miss from the portfolio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9015) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
Cask @ Crown Posada, Newcastle.
Rated on 20110724.
Pours clear orange colour with small head. Aroma of malts and light fruits. Flavour is the same. Balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
On cask at the Crown Posada, Newcastle. Pours a very dark amber colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Flavours of caramel, chocolate, dark malts and barley. Foamy mouth-feel and a lingering barley flavour. OK.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (4273) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2011 Cask as Broughton Street Ale @ Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh. Golden brown colour, good head. Sour vegetable malt aroma. Malty fag ash & apple flavour. Smooth with bitter aftertaste. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruity finish.

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