Brewed by Halfpenny
Style: Bitter
Lechlade, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
A traditional premium strength ale, well-balanced and full bodied, this refreshing and palatable drink is a fine example of the art of brewing and one to be savoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and a bit nutty and caramelly as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden and malty with some slight toasted and earthy notes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2010
bottle at home ... copper ... thin lacing ... light fruity nose ... soft toffee malt ... light bitter ... light fruity plum ... standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle conditioned from Kelmscott Manor. Aroma of malt, probably crystal. Mid-brown with a good body and cheek-suckingly bitter. Hard and uncompromising - a bit like say, St. Austell Tinner’s. A competent ale but perhaps not to my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Cask at Smithfield Hotel, Manchester. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt anc citrus. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and citrus, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle Conditioned from the brewpub: A pretty dry little beer actually. Excellent hoppage. Light little maltiness there but it is really all about that citric bite and deep dryness down there in the throat. Yeah boy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Crown, Lechlade 22/08/09. Slightly hazy, amber in colour with a middling white head. Decent malty aroma, with some fruits, grains and a hint of caramel. Flavour had some orange citrus, a touch more sweetness and a big, bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2009
Cask @ Smithfield Hotel. Manchester M4. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Fruity malty bitter hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9683) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 Cask, Gravity at Banbury Beer Festival, Oxon, 07-05-09 Pours mid amber and in really lovely condition with a great little white bubbly head atop. The aroma is pure ’brewing day at the brewery’ types smells marvellous stuff. Taste is crisp and steady on the bitterness front. The bitterness and grapefruit that come through in this beer really linger and bite at yer’, great stuff. A9 A5 F7 P4 Ov16 4.1 Had this again at The Trout, Nr Lechlade, Gloucestershire 24-07-10 Pours dark amber, there is a citrussyness that runs through what is a good simple earthy and rustic bitter, its enjoyable but not as good as when I last had this and gave a 4.1 this time the rating is 3.5 A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Anchor, Birmingham. Amber with white head. Slightly sweetish, toffee, caramel bitter with a slightly perfumed background. Lasting bitterness in the close, with a grapefruit note. Pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Smithfield Hotel, 37 Swan St, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 5JZ.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, grass, orange shell. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090122]

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