Brewed by High House Farm
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Matfen, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular.
A brown ale, hopped with a combination of Fuggles and Brambling Cross.This traditional premium ale has a beautiful aroma of blackberries and autumn fruits, with malty and chocolate overtones.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, - AUG 11, 2012
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Attractive looking clear darkish brown reddish beer with lasting beige head. Oooh yes now that is nice. Earthy fruity and bitter. Just what a strong English bitter should be like. Touch of choc on finish. Really good hedgerow fruits and earthy hops. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2016
On cask at the brewery, pours a clear copper with some creamy, white head. Nose of black tea, mild malt, some stale bread, a little tobacco leaf. Flavor is tea and bread, some lemon. Finishes tannic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Cask at the source. Clear golden amber color, light tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste has sweet burnt caramel. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Cask at Ye Old Elm Tree, Durham, as part of £8.95 burger and pint deal. A surprisingly light and refreshing premium bitter with floral and subtle chocolate notes. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As High House Farm Matfen Magic ].
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, keller, nutty, light to moderate hoppy, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, keller, caramel, nutty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130814]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3282) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
On gravity at the Beamish Hall Winter Festival. Amber with a cream head. Slightly sour with fruity notes. Nuttiness too. A fairly decent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6844) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
500ml Bottle - Copper in colour. Caramel and raisins in the aroma. Malty, fruity and sweet taste with notes of toffee and raisins standing out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2614) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
GBBF 2013. Pours a mid amber colour with a beige head, aroma is malty with some biscuit, taste is fruity and malty with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6789) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
How: Cask.
Where: Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), 2013.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, yeast, some fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, fruit, malt, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet fruit and hay. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and biscuit. Palate is a little watery with light hop resin and cereal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Smooth fruity, toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter, herbal and dry into a malty finish.

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