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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32033) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20930) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17537) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Bree Louise, London</i>
Red-amber color. It has some caramel aroma. Caramel flavor, not strong, as the body, weaker than expected; correct bitterness. Simple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2009
Cask at JDW winchester ... copper ... thin lacing ... sweet toffee malts .nose ... very fruity ... light malts ... floral hop ... little dry bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival 2005. Reddish copper colour, nice fruity malt, some good hop. Yes good best bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2004
Cask conditioined
Copper brown, small brownish head. Sweet, hoppy nose with molasses. Nicely balanced English hops in the mouthfeel, a bit spicey. Body is a bit thin which on the other hand makes this to a nice session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 06/11/2004 Mid brown coloured slightly rich on the palate and fruity. Dry malt finish.


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