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Brewed by Hopdaemon
Style: Bitter
Sittingbourne, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
An aromatic copper-coloured pale ale brewed with Kentish Fuggles and Goldings hops for a refreshing taste and a fruity finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2003
(Cask)Nicelyfloral and hoppy, really nice citrusy hops character, nicely bitter. Besides this there wasn't too much that excited me, but its a pretty solid IPA/bitter. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5345) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2009
ambrata buona schiuma discreta persitenza naso luppolato leggermente maltato fresco e leggero come in boca malto lieve lupplatura prima non intensa ma piuttosto lunga nel finjale beverina peccato un piccolo sentore di formaggio

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5225) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours clear dark golden with a small fast diminishing white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, pine and spicy. Taste is fresh, light crisp hops, piney and spicy, well balanced, with a light sweet toffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5191) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2002
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 May, 2002 Bottle Conditioned. Kent’s newest brewery opened in Canterbury at the start of 2001 (just as the microbrewery Kent Garden in Faversham closed down). The owner, Tony Prins, is an experienced brewer having worked for, among others, the Swale Brewery - also in Kent. He makes two bottle conditioned ales at present - Leviathan, and this Skrimshander which in the cask won best beer at the recent Kent Beer Festival. It is a copper coloured ale with an attractive frothy lace which remains for most of the drink. The hops are clean and mildly spicy with a touch of wood. Fuggles and Goldings are used. The body has a mild barley sugar sweetness which finishes with an Opal Fruits type of fruitiness. A decent pale ale, though perhaps lacking character. [3.0]
Nov 2002 Cask, Tudor Rose, Upnor. In perfect condition - the cask had just come on today. Deeply delicious. Creamy citric flavours dancing into oblivion. [3.9]
July 2003 Cask, Man of Kent, with Duff & Nuffield. Delightful. Floral hops and a quality sweet malt. [3.6]
May, 2008 The Plough, Stalisfield Green. A fresh and decent enough standard bitter - quite toffeeish with a pleasant hoppy finish. A stronger version of Golden Braid. [2.7]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
50cl shared with kermis. Thin white head. Clear golden blond pour. Light bitterness. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5055) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2013
Bottled, shared by Ot the Explorer. Clear amber color, short head. Aroma of earthy and flowery hops, not really outspoken, english yeast notes, hint of butter, caramel, toast. It feels for me these kinds of beers should be better drank from cask. Soft bitter taste, slight sweetness. Typical English bitter, hard to distinguish this from other bitters when it’s the only bitter in a tasting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2013
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Copper color. Sweetish aroma with nuts, caramel and some earthy fruitiness. Bitter and caramelly taste with nuts, resiny hops, some yeasty and fruity bitterness. Salty bitterness in finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4934) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
Bottle shared at tasting. Clear golden pour with a small white head. Aroma Floral, nutty and light malt. Flavour is caramel, fruit, nuts, malt. Low carbonation and thin to medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle. Well-carbonated amber beer with a thick offwhite head. Pine, grass, berries and toffee aroma. Good piney hop bitterness, some fruit and a touch of toffee sweetness. Slightly watery texture. Jolly good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4634) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
50cl Bottle from Drankenhandel Francoise. Slightly hazy honey/copper colour, white head. Aroma of toffee, confit fruits, some sweet lemon, old hops. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, toffee, fruits, some citrus, light-bitter finish. Light-bodied, oily mouthfeel. Thoroughly enjoyable IMHO.


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