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Hop Kettle North Wall Bitter

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Brewed by Hop Kettle
Style: Bitter
Swindon, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottled conditioned; Regular.
ABV has varied between 4.2% and 4.4%.

Full bodied, nice and malty with a lingering mellow bitterness.
Ingredients: Malted barley. Wheat. Fuggles, EKG & Challenger hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17223) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with bitter hints. Fruity malty bitter caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear amber beer with a lasting beige head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, glue, hay, some citrus. Hoppy citrus flavor, caramel, grapes, toffee, dough, some floral notes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear deep amber beer, residual pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Light dry malts with a little unsweet toffee. Bitterish dried fruits and floral flavours. Dry finish. Standard stuff but clean.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark amber with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of malts and caramel. Flavors of caramel and floral
Ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Cask (Lamb & Flag, Oxford) - Dark brown with some orangey tinges. Nuts, and dried fruit are in the aroma whilst the taste is fruity and nutty with notes of almonds and carmael. The finish is quite dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8767) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear autumnal amber to red-brown color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, bitter, nuts, a slight hint of chocolate. Average body and carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Osprey87 (1961) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Dark brown, hazy, small white head. Aroma is biscuity (jammy dodger in particular). Body is medium to light, low carbonation, a touch foamy. Taste is astringent, malty, drying, slightly floral. Not for me. Too drying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4760) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Cask - Grapefruit and pine. Clear gold with a thin head. Woody and resinous with a long deep bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tayll85 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Drinking at the CAMRA 2014 Great British Beer Festival. Very pleasant to drink. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (3662) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Amber red colour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is subdued, nutty and raisin with English yeast esters. Flavour is nutty, raisin, medium sweet caramel. Medium sweet palate low carbonation. Fairly standard fare.


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