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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A rich, dark ruby coloured session bitter with a soft malt palate and a strong bitter finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Blue Blazer, 2 Spittal Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DX, Scotland.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090409]
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2009 Total Score: 3
Cask (handpump) @ Cask and Barrel, 115 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ, Scotland.
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white / grey head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roastedd, peat - coffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and coffee - peat bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090409]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
From cask at Smithfield Hotel. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and rather malty. Bitter and crisp hoppy fruity. Bittter and bone dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A pale brown beer with a thin white head - surprising color for a bitter. The flavor is sweet malty with very light roasted notes, while the roastiness is much stronger in the flavor, which also has fruity notes on a sweet background. The body is thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Copper coloured with small foamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, mildly dark dry fruits as well as some nutty notes. Flavour is caramel malts, some fruits, wood, mild nuttyness as well as some red berries.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15493) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13131) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12648) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
@ Raven, Bath. Bright amber-brown. Loose head. Looks great. Chocolate and toast aroma is actually quite appetizing. Chocolatey palate, some sweetness and good malt complexity.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
Cask conditioned at The New Wheatsheaf, Borough. Copper with white head. Soft and slightly chalky session type bitter, a fruity malty body with just a hint of drying hop. Gets crisp in the close, reasonable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at Crown Posada, Newcastle 02/11/2005. Amber mid brown coloured beer with a floral aroma and some sour fruit in the taste. Slight bitterness in the dry finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Halfway House, Edinburgh 13/12/2006 Malt aroma. Mid brown coloured and slightly fruity flavour. Some dryness in a full malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 30/11/2009 Some fruit aroma. White head. Bronze coloured fruity and floral with a crisp slightly bitter and grainy malt finish.


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