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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Bitter
Millom, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.


stravale's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinson’s Beer Shop, Inverness [130213]
Golden amber, slight haze, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of citrus hops, soft pale malts, soft lemon
Taste of citrus hops, bit of orange zest, some bittering hops, soft cereals, nice zesty hop, soft pale malts, nicely balanced, good flavour for the abv
Palate - soft carb, bit oily texture, quite smooth. Finish as main flavour with some lingering zesty cereal bitterness
Overall - Good flavour for the abv, good for a lowish abv bottled beer - must try this on cask. 330 ml was not enough...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11391) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Gold to amber with white head. Initially this proved to be a zesty, grapefruit hop laden beer, crisp. As I drank through it a twangy, sourish, boiled vegetable note appeared, not enough to detract too much from the beer but it has reduced the mark. Slightly flabby finish but the start was great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (355) - USA - JUL 10, 2015
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.We could tell you it’s a black IPA, and if we did we would be letting you into a great secret. But as you don’t believe in black IPA, you can just pass over this beer and move back to your dark mild as after all, black beer shouldn’t taste this good. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olio (7523) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
33 cl bottle. BBE 12.07.2015.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Grassy notes and some citric fruits on the nose, faint earthy notes too. Bitter grassy flavor, lemon and grapefruits, very distant berry notes, some not-so-pleasant boiled vegetables too. Something’s a bit off here, not very pleasant.
2423

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5837) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Cask @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester. Clear golden with a small head. Mainly hopped, although there’s a pleasant bitterness attached to this ale as well. There’s a small sweetness here too, mostly evident in its nose.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (10060) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear rusty orange color, medium sized quite quickly diminishing white head that leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is malts, spicy hops, citrussy. Tastes alike: again citrussy, spicy hops, a bit zesty and some orangepeel and a decent to firm maltyness. A bit too sharp / too much hop spicyness for me. Average body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5161) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. Golden amber with a ring of white head; leafy hop aroma; light malty body with a orange citrus taste; and a spicy bitterness to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1331) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
330ml bottle, pours clear golden brown, light malts, zesty citrus, straw. Light body, thin texture, dry moderate bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Light brown, quite hazy, full white head. Aroma of tea, fruits, hops and raspberries. Tase: Medium bitter, fruity, a bit of malt and biscuit. Well balanced and fizzy. Full body and refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Hazy bronze body with a thin off-white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of lime sherbet, green apple and tonic water. Flavour of grapefruit, bitter lemon and caramel. Thin body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Sharp and zesty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1198) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear pale amber, many tiny bubbles, large frothy white head, mostly lasting, good flocky lacing; fresh citrus aroma, grapefruit, some caramel; taste is medium bitter and slightly sweet, citrus, spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, quite sharp on the tongue, average carbonation, aftertaste is dry bitter, peppery notes, earthy feel; good but too dry for a bitter, not really a session ale.


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