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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: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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 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 (4520) - 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 (1207) - 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 (1690) - 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 (4346) - 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 (829) - 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 (3398) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8828) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2013
Half pint, cask at Lock 25. Filmy layer at the top of a clear, dark brown coloured body. Good lacing. Grainy malts on the nose, mid-sweet and mild roasted. Flavour of roasted earthy malts, hints of nuts. Malt bitter ending. Decent Brit bitter (Edinburgh 09.08.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Cask at The Golden Rule. Pours a little paler than expected, but with a good solid head & lacing. Aromas of malt and toffee. Good bitterness, but a little watery. Flat carbonation. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium to dark brown - orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, sour, wood - tobacco, earthy notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120808]

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