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Itchen Valley Winchester Ale

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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Status uncertain.
Abv changed from 4.2 to 4.5% by 2010.
A traditional English bitter, nut brown in appearance. Sweet malty flavour with a good hoppy nose.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1110) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2012
Pint at the Crispin in Wokingham. Dark red with a bubbly cream head. A little dry, slightly bitter, palatable. Hopped fruity aroma. Light and gluggable. Drinkable but ultimately forgetable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Cask O’Hara’s, Tampere.
Pours clear copper colour with no head. Aroma of mild fruits, distant berries and caramelly and grassy malts. Flavour of grass, malts and mild fruits. Inoffensive.
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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3565) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Refreshing, although without a prominent taste, and the hints of fruit of barely noticeable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
Cask @ Liberty Bounds, JDW, Tower Hill EC3. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hints of hops. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20252) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2011
Cask@Market Porter, London. Amber colour, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel malty, wooden, floral and fruity. Flavour is nutty, wooden, grassy and floral hops along with some mild herbal notes as well.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
Cask at Bree Louise, London. A hazy amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of soap. The flavor is sweet with notes of soap, citrus fruits, and malt as well as lighter notes of caramel, leading to a dry and lightly bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5179) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2011
JDW Marble Arch. A standard best bitter. Some caramel. A touch greasy. Not my thing, and not working for me at all on this occasion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (5110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Copper/amber in colour. Fruity aroma with dried fruit and caramel. Tart and fruity taste with caramel and dried fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask at Bree Louise. Pours cloudy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight fruity. Mild fruity and slight citric. Bitter and bone dry finish. Mild fruity and lasting note.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
Cask (handpump) @ The Masque Haunt, 168-172 Old Street, London EC1V 9BP, Greater London, England.
Clear medium amber - orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, dusty old malt, notes of apple overripped fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20091227]


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