Brewed by Hadrian & Border (Alnwick Ales)
Style: Bitter
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Serve in English pint


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Cask; Regular.
A rich, dark ruby coloured session bitter with a soft malt palate and a strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2313) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2009
Draft at Canongate. OK but kind of unremarkable. Amber etc, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
Cask at the Cask and Barrel, Edinburgh, 20-03-09 on the Craig Crawl Pours deep amber with a white head. It was tricky getting the aroma as the barman had decided to mop the floors with some rather strong floor cleaner which really did it for me on trying to capture the aroma so a default score it will have to be,actually once he’d moved on I did start to get some malts. I wasn’t so keen on this I actually thought that it was starting to get a little bit tired although my rating and view is at odds with Craig who rather liked this beer. It was malty, bitter, touch dry but just nothing special really. Btw this was actually labelled Broughton Street and was the house beer for this pub. A5 A3 F5 P3 OV10 2.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14708) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 Cask at Cask and barrel ...On tour with Fin ... AS Broughton Street (house beer) ...Dark copper thin head ... light burnt toffee nose ... light sweetness ... and tea lots of tea with some bitter tanins how oddd.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (1973) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2008
Cask, Beamish Mary, No Place, Co Durham. Pale dark brown colour with a thin off white head. Malty, farty aroma. Sweetish malt flavour, with some vague hop and spice. Dryish, slightly bitter finish. Rather boring really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2008
Medium brown half pint at local beer festival. Taste is bitter and malty, but not much esle. A fairly simple tasting ale. I much prefer the Farne Island ale by this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark amber with a small white head. Malt aroma and taste, slightly eggy and earthy. Decent bitter finish. Fair enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8202) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2008
Half on gravity (3.8 ABV) at London Drinker 08, evening session. Thin, white head resing on a dark brown body. Slightly floral nose. Fruits and malts in a quite well balanced bitter (12.03.2008).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
Cask at the Crown Posada, Newcastle. Copper colour, floral aroma, balanced flavour. Good enough but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Clear deep copper covered by a lacy white head. Toasty, biscuity and lightly buttery aroma. Clearly, this one focuses on maltiness. It is sweet and cerealic all along, medium-bodied, but surprises with a growing bitterness of mineralic qualities and finishes rather dry ultimately.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13857) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Cask at Three Judges, Glasgow. Pale chestnut with thin beige head. Some malt, bit vegetal and not very good which is a shame as the beer line up was probably the best in Glasgow.

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