Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Bitter
Cleobury Mortimer, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
An elegant, straw coloured bitter. The hint of sweetness is complemented by subtle hop flavours, leading to a dry finish. Brewed using Maris Otter pale Ale malt, Hobson's yeast and finished with Worcestershire Goldings and Herefordshire Progress hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2165) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
Golden body, white head. Aroma has lenty of grassy hops. Quite pissy smells. Crisp and crunchy malty flavour, slight roastiness, fruitiness and sweetness. Long aftertaste, if it only would be little better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Bottled. A bright golden beer with a white head. Orangey hops in the nose with some sweet sticky malt. It’s the same in the mouth. NIce citricity and a bit of hop sting. A good mouthfeel. Nice beer. Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 2.9. Average becomes 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle at home with Drew. Pours a golden hue with a big, white head. Some mild, earth and straw hops. Lightly sweet with some faint bread and mild bitters. Light bodied with average carbonation. Faintly sweet finish. Nothing special, but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle@Home. Malty and citrus aroma. Hazy, yellow, off-white head, good lace. Light malty, nice bitterness, hint of citrus, light fruity, hint of soap. Dryish mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2773) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
Cask at the Roebuck, Richmond Hill. Mid gold with fine white head and aromas of floral hops and hints of pineapple and citrus. Nice balance with malt and drying hops, then an astringent yet smooth finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2010
[500ml bottle, Oddbins, Edinburgh] A slight haziness hangs in the glass on the pour, but it doesn’t spoil the light straw colour of the beer. The smell is fantastic, crisp fruit – almost a hint of apple in there. Pretty refreshing, and I found it slightly sweet for a Golden Ale, leaning away from the dry end of the spectrum – I imagine it would be tremendous on cask. I’m not sure about the black label for a golden ale however, particularly when their porter has a pinky brown label?? [29052010]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2010
500ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden with a mostly lasting, loose white head. Crisp, zesty lemon hop aromas. A bit one dimensional in that respect. Light & lemony, a bit of lime sharpness and a grassy finish. A noticeable English earthy hoppiness in general. Light body, light to medium carbonation and short to medium length finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2189) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle from Strange Refuse Receptacles (Oddbins). Gold pour with a white head. Well carbonated brew. Quite a fruity nose with some light hops. Fruit filled flavours with a hint of malt. Quite bitter. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1500) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Cask at the Powis Arms, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 9JS on 24th August 2010. Clear gold with a white part-lacing head of foam. Cheesy yeastiness and herbal hop in aroma; bitter and very grassy/herby hops in main kick and a finish of lingering bitterness. Light mouthfeel. A great quench.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2923) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a very pale golden with a small head. Aroma is subtle, some fruit and faint hops. Full mouthfeel, with a crisp bitter finish. Not the best, but a decent session bitter.

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