Brewed by Jennings (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Cockermouth, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally known as September Ale.
An award-winning golden bitter from an all malt brew, with Styrian Golding hops added at various stages, to give a classic hop flavour and aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1670) - - OCT 25, 2012
Medium to dark amber/orange with a disappearing white no lace, frothy head. Smells and tastes of toasted malt, caramel, butter and a light citrus bitterness. Some light fruit. Medium thin body. Starts out rather sweet malt, caramel with a bit of grass on the bitter hop finish. The fruitiness is enjoyable. Nice balance overall. The finish has a bit of a chemical tinge due to the pasteurisation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
shorlin (658) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Typical deep gold colour, white rocky quarter inch head. Not bad lacing. Little bit of toffee malt in aroma, little bit of lemon. Taste has a citrus lemon finish, some bitterness. Feel is a disappointment, very light but oily. Overall not a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (198) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a sort of standard bitter colour with foamy white head which hung around throughout most of the drink. Aroma of bread, salty and a floral hop. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitter, ever so slightly salty too. Mouth feaal is rather thin but also slightly oily, rather light but not overly watery. Definitely an above average bottled bitter!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (214) - - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Fenwicks Newcastle. Pours deep golden colour. Not much effervescence, flavour of lemon/bread. Ok but not fantastic

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ippopotamo36 (254) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
0,5 bottle in Kosovo, courtesy of an English colleague. Pours golden-orange, clear. Medium tick frothy head, white and creamy. Nose: chicory, basic lager notes, some malts far away. Mouth: distinguishable bitterness which embraces the palate, maltiness and nothing more. Good to go for sessions, but nothing new.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10379) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden color. Soft grassy, salty notes in the aroma. Malty bready yet dry flavor. Floral grassy, soft salty notes. Decent, well balanced ale. Grassy hops in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (734) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at the Delday establishment. Quite thin and light on consistency. Too flat, not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
50cl bottle from the Spar. Appearance - golden with some head which then quickly disappears. Nose - unfortunately the first thing i get is butterscotch. Then some toffee and a light citrus nite comes through. Taste - caramel and lemon. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a decent finish considering the richness at the beginning. Overall - not like the typical blondes Iím used to drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Citrus, floral, bready/biscuity malt, peppery. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness. Palate: Medium thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering slightly dry, citrus, burnt malt, peppery finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear a clear orange colour, with a rapidly dissipating white head. Aroma of malt, dough and lemon zest. Standard pasteurised bitter flavours; some flowery hops, straw and cream soda. Finish was grassy and metallic bitterness, with some boiled sweets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Clear golden. Fine white head and aroma. Grass and pine shoots in aoma of dry hopping with fine hops. Taste is more neutral, while still grassy. Decently hoppy aftertaste. A bit waterish mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

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