Brewed by Hydes
Style: Bitter
Salford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask: Regular.
Originally brewed to commemorate the founding of Hydes Brewery. Now a Permanent beer.
A mid range ale with good maltiness in the mouth and a soft bitter after taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
Frog & Toad Gillingham. The Frog & Toad offers too many beers for a backstreet pub, and the woman serving through a swan neck kept allowing the beer to be sucked back up resulting in an agitated beer and a bit of vinegar gained no doubt from some stale beer in the pipes. The beer is very pale and lacking in substantial character. Mild citric tones and a bit of soft fruit. Dull on this evidence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2005
Cask@Nottingham Beer Festival. Golden beer, looks like mango juice. The aroma is dry and fruity and the flavour is plain fruity and dry. Overall a plain beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Cask @ The Bon Accord. Mild flowery caramel aroma. Light to medium brown colour. Not much flavour, hop, malt, grass, flowers. Beer flavoured water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Cask at Wellington Arma, Bedford. Golden colour. Faint hop aroma. Citric, almost lemony flavour. Loads of fruit, mid to low bitterness. 14.3.09 Same location. Colour more amber, I thought. Very faint malt aroma. Fresh, thin fruitiness. grainy background. Acceptable but ordinary bitter. 3,4,5,3,12:2.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2927) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
Pint from cask at The Gray Horse,Manchester with JR and MEH. Clear golden. Dense and persistent white head. Moderate, and complex malt aroma. Complex malt in taste as well, with malt balanced with some hops in aftertaste. Extremely quaffable and served in fine condition. Perhaps a bit waterishness in mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Copper coloured. Crystal malts and hints of floral hops. Tastes watery and a little bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at the Express, Kew Bridge, 8th Dec 2010. Bright clear amber with a line of white head. Soft malty nose. Uninspiring watery cold tea taste. Goes down easy but a perfect example of why some people look down on session ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours amber with a white foam head. An interesting start, taste of a white paper bag that’s had a 10p mix in it. Grassy middle, flavoursome for a low ABV ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2010
Cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge, on 26 November 2010. Copper with thin, greyish ring of head. Mainly sweet with any hops fairly subtle and a light fruity aroma. Light and rather watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Handpulled cask at the Bre Louise. Copper with a thin white head. Dry malt and tinny hops. Not one I’d rush to try again.

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