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Brewed by Island (Isle Of Wight Brewery Ltd)
Style: Bitter
Newport, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The addition of roasted malt produces a rich brown beer and mouthfeel, counterbalanced by sufficient hops to rise to the nose and to refresh the throat of the most parched of sailors in a subtle complexity of flavours and texture found only when brewed with integrity in ingredients.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle bought at co-op in Cowes. Pours out in a light hazy amber-light brown colour with low head and medium to crisp body. Aroma of hops and straw with some pine hints. Taste of bitter hops, light barley, oak, leaves, light malt and green nuts. Bitter finish. Refreshing and quite tasty, yet it lacks a little bit of body and deepness.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Nice touch of the sea with some salt and heavy bitterness combined with a dry ending. Bit one dimensional but offering some crispy moments, hay and spruce. That bitter and dull ending kills all that well built up aromas. Tough to get used to that one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1264) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle). Interesting aromas of sweet malt, dried fruit, smoke, stables and hops. Soft taste of sweet malt, fruit and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (683) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Chestnut coloured ale with a woody bitter ginger taste. Typical easy-drinking bitter - tasty and with enough duration to the finish to keep it interesting - plus it completes English counties for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grumbo (546) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle at Medehamstede Hotel, Shanklin whilst on short IOW break. Pours a clear, fairly attractive light brown colour with an off-white head. Appearance its high point, just a very slight hoppy and fruity aroma. Bitter finish. Thin. Disappointing overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4440) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
50cl bottrle picked up on the island. A flat amber pour with just a trace of white head; honey aroma; rich and malty in the mouth, but with a farmyard taste with just a hint of citrus; then some gentle hops before a toasty, honeyed, finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

[ Courtesy of Thomas ]. Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, dry grass. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hop bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120128]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 25, 2012
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Day 2. Honey/golden color, small white head. weet malty, bready, cookies, caramel, honey. Some citrus. Long aftertaste. Bitter finish. enjoyable Bitter without being somethign spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3454) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Clear copper of color with a small white head. An aroma of bisquit, malt, hay and weak caramel notes. A flavor of bisquit, bread, malt, citrus, hops and a dry finish. Pretty nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Nose is citrus and marmelade. Citrussy dry flavor with a bit of leather and perfume. Dry and a raw bitter finish.


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