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Hadrian & Border Secret Kingdom

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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Dark, rich and full-bodied slightly roasted with a malty palate ending with a pleasant bitterness. A new brew for this old favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hippoman (397) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Cask at The Bishops Mill (JDW), £2.05/pint Pours dark ruby amber with thick, fluffy, white head. There’s a pleasant aroma of corn and tropical fruit. Flavour has an interesting caramel malt and tropical fruit combination to produce a rich, rather milky, sweet palate though which some grassy dryness to the finish. I didn’t really enjoy this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1116) - ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Cask. Dark brown with a thick cream top. Nose is lemony and has a bit of malty dryness. Taste is surprising. Lemons and a light burnt toffee. Surprisingly bitter too. Finish is long and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2015
Cask at the Larbert beer festival. Pours deep amber, nose is dull toffee, taste is sweet toffee, light roast

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear amber, with a rocky white head. Aroma of cooked fruit, spice and strawberry. Bready malt flavour, with some hay and dates. Finish was treacle, dried fruits and hay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (6489) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2014. Amber coloured pour with a fleeting white. Aroma is bad sharp apple, stale grains tart fruit, flavour is nurty grains, sharp apple tart berry, some staling. Pretty bad. Palate is sharp tangy berry, medium sweet and low carbonation. Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - NOV 1, 2014
On tap at Three Judges, Glasgow. Pours amber with small white head. Malty, floral, caramel. OK, but nothing more than that,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Cask at the Tockwith Festival. An amber beer with a cream head. A nice solid, but pretty standard bitter. Thoroughly OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2014
(draught) pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a creamy light-beige head. aroma of cherries, yeast and straw, slightly musty, with a hint of grape juice. flavour is mostly grass, yeast and raisins, with more grape juice, some earth and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Few pints at the Crown and Anchor on Holy Island. Dark ruby brown with a thin white collar. Fruit and nut toffee aroma. Pleasant toffee flavour, floral soapiness. Chewy texture, low carbonation. A ruminative beer, perfectly suited to the surroundings

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
On cask @ Carters Bar. Appearance - amber/red with a decent head. Nose - toffee, some biscuits. Taste - same again. Overall - one of the many bitters that taste like this - toffee and biscuits with a slightly astringent finish. A decent session beer but nothing special.

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