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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2005
Cask @ Camra National Winter Ale Festival, Manchester, UK 27 Jan 2005
Nice session beer with some malt. Refreshingly undemanding. Good hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2009
A Mes rate: cask at the Ranelagh.
Clean amber gold looks with an off white bubbly Jacobian Ruff. Pleasing and homely, musty old pub carpet snout. Just the right blend of unbrewed malt and dusty old hops. Clean and refreshing flavour. Just the right amount of farmyard funk and superbly quaffable. Slight caramel as with all Hydes beers but where I usually find it too much, here it works well. Slight hints of coconut fit in well. Old school and enjoyable, a proper bitter. One of the best I’ve had from Hydes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2873) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2007
2pt cardboard takeout from The Merchant, Rugby. Honeyish amber pour sniffing mustily. Stinks of hops a good 2hrs after the pour. The weakest but possibly the best of the 10 or so beers I’ve sampled tonight at The Merchant Fest, Rugby. Wet straw, honey, biscuity malt, ammonia. An undeniable waft of bunny hutch. In the nicest sense. Delicate, tea-like hoppiness. Flavour-packed sessions with a moreish malt-hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25339) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Copper colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, qood, nectar and some mild spicyness. Flavour is wooden, fruity, sappy, mildly spicy and herbal as well as some slight nutty notes. Ends in a floral/grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
7 Floral honey aroma
3 light copper, loose head
7 Honey and elderflowery body. Sweet and caramalty too.
4 Sweet body transitions into a nice hoppy finish.
13 Perfect lunchtime drink, or session beer, (or for drinking games).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4639) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
Cask (handpulled) at Langty’s, Nottingham. On DeepBlack’s stag crawl. In a day that brough forth a whole host of beer styles, this was a dependable bitter. Nothing fancy, just good plain session stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43990) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, fruity, toasted - caramel, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100804]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16884) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Rugby, 17/04/13. Very lightly hazed amber with a thin off white head that stays for the show. Nose carries malt, tea leaves and toffee. Taste comprises toasted malt, tea bags, light toffee, touch of fruit, hints of Ribena. Medium boided, fine carbonation, smooth and massaging on the palate. A pretty decent bitter in prime condition.

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