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Hydes Original Bitter (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Name changed from Traditional Bitter to Bitter in 2004. Name changed to Original Bitter in 2006
2004: "Pale ale malt and whole Fuggles hops combined in a recipe unchanged for over 50 years."
2006: "English pale ale malt with a small amount of crystal malt for colour and flavour. Bittering and aroma hops are predominantly English Fuggles with a small amount of Challenger. Dry hopped in cask with Fuggles."


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Butterscotch-y caramel oversees minerals and leafy hops in this lackadaisical Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear amber.
-The hop character is reminiscent of already-steeped tea leaves.
-The hop bitterness feels rather dusty when teamed up with (what I think is) this hard water character.
-Diacetyl levels are high, but are high enough to make the rest of the brew feel a bit limp.

On cask at The Mermaid at Burford.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Golden with a small head. It has a true bitter character with a medium to high bitterness and a malty aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (2582) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
Medium brown pour with a thin white head. Weak body, flavour of hop bitterness. Inoffensive old school bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is nutty, floral, some mild wood and resiny notes. Flavour is nutty, woden, floral and some mild vanillaish notes. Nice old school bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7361) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2012
Half, hand pulled, excellent cask quality at the Grey Horse. Clear copper body colour. Spotty lacing to the glassware. Leafy hops to the nose. Bitter resin-like hops to the taste buds added by a mild malty sweetness. Plain bitter finish. A good, standard Brit bitter ale (Manchester, 07.07.2012).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2012
Cask (Eagle, Cambridge)
Almondy retronasals. Some sickly sweet fruit. Messy. A touch minerally. Some woody bitter bite for the finish, but this is basically a dull and watery bitter of the worst kind, as it was this dull without even being off in any way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
A - sweet orange citrus and light floral hops A - mid gold with thin head T - light sweet and sour with mid bitter P - mid and soft O - decent

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Lightly hopped with some malt to balance, mainly let down by a disappointingly thin palate. Unremarkable session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Cask in Red Lion Cambridge. Classic uk crystal malt and a bit hoppy aroma. Amber. Small white head. Clear. Light to medium smooth bitterness. Medium sweetness. Light drinkable body. Good drinkable ale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2011
Cask @ Bon Accord. Clear copper colour, off-white head. Nose is light malted, candy, fruits. Flavour is malty, lemonade, bit skunked and watery. Not good.


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