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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: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask @ Sawyers Arms, Manchester. Golden with a small creamy head. Has a light, pleasant fruity character and is very easy drinking. Some sweetness in its nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2291) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
Cask. Ljus bärnstensfärgad med ett långvarigt smutsvitt skum. Frukt, blomster, karamell och gräs i såväl smak som doft. Fin beska. Medelkropp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parmenion777 (35) - - SEP 23, 2015
Dull gold with a small thin white head. Malt and fruit aroma, some citrus. Biscuit sweet malty taste with a medium bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4029) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Drum & Monkey, Glasgow, fruity, grapefruit aroma, straw, good off-white head, negligible lacing, earthy, citrus with a prolonged bitter near sour finish, oily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4686) - 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 (1117) - 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 (1194) - , 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 (4324) - 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 (14316) - 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 (1522) - 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.

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