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Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Bitter
Salisbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Also known as Celtic Bitter in Celtic Inns pubs.
Golden, light, clean and tasty - ideal session ale. Hoppy aroma from East Kent Goldings, dry finish.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13743) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
Cask handpull at Head of Steam, Euston. It has been ages since I had this. Golden, thin white head. Slightly nettley farm yardy aroma which to be honest always puts me off. OK in mouth with some grapes, bit wet, not enough body for me. Then dry, dusty hop finish with tingling citrus acids. OK, but not a big fan

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
Cask conditioned, GBBF 2005: Flowery aroma. Some sweetness in the flavour. Finish is quite bitter and slightly harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Light herbal aroma with some cake-like yeast. Brilliant, clear, golden blonde with creamy, dense, fine-bubbled, white head that lasts very well and laces the glass. Herbal hop notes and a lemon citrus character in the mild clean malty flavour. Fair finishing bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Golden coloured. Below average. Light in aroma and flavour. Rather thin.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2005
On handpump from The Alex in Derby. Light yellowish brown colour. Lightly hoppy. Fruity & refreshing. Bitter in the aftertaste

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Fleeting pale malt aroma. Dry, with some bitterness towards the finish, but there’s not a lot of hop character, or much else for that matter. Maybe a touch of citrus. A basic, straightforward session beer. No glaring shortcomings, but no highlights either. It came and went without making much of an impression. Cask (gravity), Battersea Beer Festival 2005.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
Gravity cask @ Hants Bowman, Dundridge. Easy drinking. No outstanding features. In some ways like a less assertive summer lightning.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2004] A yellow beer with a small head. It has no aroma and the flavor is boring malty.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2005
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival 2005 (Thursday). An easily found beer that Chris and I had strangely not sampled before. Golden with a fluffy head. Huge sulphuric aroma which quickly loses it’s impact and falls into the background behind some fruit and metallic aromas. Flavour is thin and barely malty, little hops and slight sweetness. Bland and boring.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Otter’s Pocket Stamford. A golden colored beer with a slight hop aroma. The taste is sweetish and acceptable but the whole experience is that the beer is really chewy and a struggle to drink. A 3.5% beer should be more mellow rather than a struggle to finish. I actually had to have a soft drink before I could move on to another beer.


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