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Itchen Valley Godfathers

Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Bitter
Alresford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled conditioned.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Whitbread Goldings, Progress, Goldings and Fuggles hops.
The first Itchen Valley beer, launched in 1997. The name comes from the original brewers being godfathers when the brewery was founded.
A crisp, distinctive quaffing ale with a bittersweet edge. Full in flavour, golden in colour with a unique hoppiness which comes from using four varieties of hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
I think this is the correct beer, I had it on tap in Witney and I wrote down The Godfather. Fruity smell, floral with caramel. Lots of flavour in the taste. Long strong bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (1070) - ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
275ml Bottle. slightly hazy amber beer with a decent steady white head. Aroma a lovely malty lemon, quite potent. Taste is rather full with a yeasty flavour encompassing a lemon bitterness. Slightly "floury". Light ABV, High taste! Quite impressed! :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yiannnos (1156) - , CYPRUS - JAN 7, 2014
Light amber colour. Malty aroma. Malty, citrus taste. Quite tasty for a 3.8% beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3994) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Hazy, dark blond. Quite a toasty malt aroma with some yeast. Fruity, sweet, malty. Quite a high level of flavour for a low ABV beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Cask at the Victoria Station Spoons, 15/03/13. Clear golden amber with a decent sized frothy white head. Good lacing ensues. Nose is quite thin, some dark malt, barley, straw, biscuit. Taste comprises caramel, grain, light hops, grass - a bit more depth of flavours than the nose suggested. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, fair smooth on the palate, some bitterness in the finish. An OK bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorgeLee (1461) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2012
Cask at the King’s Head W2. This was a deepish copper coloured beer with some orange marmeladey hop character. A little thin and quite forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3347) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle from Boots, Newcastle. Dark amber coloured with red fruity notes and rich smooth toffee on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
Tasted this in The Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London (JDW) in July 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale honey amber in colour with a thin white head. Very slight note of hop flowers in the brief aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with thick cut maramalde fruit lending booming citric notes in the mouth. Tart citric hop resins compliment the malt well in the long aftertaste. Finish is resiny with barley sugar and bitterness coming through. An ok bitter but nothing really much to shout about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2012
Cask at the Salisbury on Green Lanes. Amber coloured with very little head. Aroma is malt and a touch of hops. Bit sweet. Taste has a touch of honey, and more sweet malt. Bit thin. Very run of the mill for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1823) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2012
275ml gift bottle. An amber coloured beer that poured with a slowly decreasing - though never fully disappearing - one finger foamy white head. Caramel, grain and apple aromas. A grainy, malty, slightly biscuity flavour profile, some tangy apple again and with a toasted bitterness and a dash of hop at the back. Lightish body, medium carbonation, short finish. Unsatisfying.

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