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

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RATINGS: 173   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.


JohnCook101's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (323) - - NOV 17, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours copper, very clear with moderate off-white head. Nice aroma of lightly mulled fruits and citrus. Some sweetness to begin followed by gentle malt and a mild bitter finish which is offset by some lingering sweetness too. Not particularly complex or distinctive and perhaps not too memorable but pretty pleasant overall.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (189) - - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Fenwicks Newcastle. Pours deep golden colour. Not much effervescence, flavour of lemon/bread. Ok but not fantastic

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ippopotamo36 (168) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10208) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at the Delday establishment. Quite thin and light on consistency. Too flat, not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2574) - 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 Im used to drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (999) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (1784) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (906) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2293) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a Guinness glass, ABV 4.2% Pours a very deep orange coloured beer, with a clear body and one finger of white head on top. Good retention, heavy lacing left behind. Nothing interesting on the aroma, dirty malts, hay, some faint citrus but not enough to save it. Taste is better though, malty, light metallic notes -not annoying-, the citrus now stronger, some floral and fruity notes as well towards the finish. Medium body, carbonation on the high side, quite dry on the palate. Overall okay.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Godfather50 (53) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
S- light hop, flowery, sweet A - light amber, 1 finger pale head that dissipated quicly. T - citrus, lemon, acidic dry, light malt, tannins, M - smooth but the tannins dig into the upper pallets O - the citrus notes of the hops are two strong for this to be enjoyable. It needed to be balanced with a larger malt presence. Also tasted slightly stale.


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