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Itchen Valley Tower Bridge

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


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
House beer for the Pommelers Rest pub, near Tower Bridge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (4140) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Cask at the Pommelers Rest, malty traditional brown bitter with an appley note, a faint fruity tartness and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
Fra cask på Pommelers Rest(JDW), Tower Bridge 18 Mai 11. Mørk gyldenbrun. Nesten ikke skum. Søt sukkertøyaroma. Smaken er litt malt, litt sukkertøy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2009
Cask @ Pommeller’s Rest, JDW. Bermondsey SE1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Fruity malty and slightly hoppy bitter flavor. Has a sweetish malty fruity hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2007
Cask handpull at Pommeler’s Rest, JDW, Tower Bridge. Rich malt, very good hop, some choc. Hop is English, slightly tart, sharp, tingly. I like it, good English bitter, excellent malt hop balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Cask (handpump) at The Pommelers Rest (JDW), Tower Bridge, London, February 2007. I was assured that this is an exclusive house beer rather than a rebadge. I’m usually sceptical of such claims but there doesn’t seem to be anything else in the portfolio that matches, so I’ll have to treat it as a new beer, at least for now. Amber colour, with a thin white head. The subtle aroma is more malty than hoppy, but there’s an underlying soapy edge that permeates all aspects of the beer. It is only faint, but enough to detract from the overall enjoyment. In contrast to the malt-accented aroma, the flavour is much more influenced by citric hops and juicy fruit. Again the soapy edge puts in an appearance. The mouthfeel is quite mellow, contrasting with tart, fruity apple notes in the finish. The overall impression is of a distinctly fruity beer, with a sharp bitterness (tending towards sour) providing the backbone. The distracting soapy hints could be down to the condition rather than the intrinsic qualities of the beer.

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