Brewed by John Smiths (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
Production moved to Thomas Hardy Burtonwood in Summer 2007 but subsequently back to Tadcaster. There is some uncertainty as to the current (late 2011) brewing location.

Insane0420's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Insane0420 (8) - - DEC 12, 2012
It is very smooth has a bitter after taste one I will skip next time does have a floating device in can kinda weird. Taste almost flat

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lambister (180) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Drank in London. Frothy white slow head. Dark amber color. Moderate malts and hops on the nose. Moderate bitter flavor. Oily palate. Aromas and flavors are thin and all in all this was not as good as expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (613) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Cask red lion wetherby. Dark amber colour good white head great lacing. Aroma is weak malts. Taste is slight sweet malts good biiter finish. Medium thin body sot carbonation. Standard bitter ok at push

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
Well it’s not completely shit but it’s close to it. Just kind of mild and nutty. Creamy as all buggery though

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koskela (224) - Marysville, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
First smell is nitrogen followed by a sweet malty aroma. Its a deep red or brown in color. Crystal clear with a decent offwhite head if tiny bubbles. Smooth slightly sweet at first then bitter follows. Almost get a chocolate flavor then a tin can flavor. From the can im guessing. I taste the nitrogen. Its not a horrible beer but not much on flavor either. A good bitter. Just needs a bit more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
bel ambrato discreta schiuma media persistenza note maltate morbida secchezza media amaro piuttosto contenuto

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
OwainTurner (284) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Golden pale colour. Very nice head. Smell is uninteresting. taste is slight oranges. Bitter. Almost water down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (2950) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Cask @ The George in Wombwell. Clear brown in colour with a thick creamy head. It has a sweet malted nose and small sweetness in its taste and a medium bitterness for character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Toffee notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Peacock. I used to drink this round my mate Mark’s parents’ house on a Saturday. We’d have been to the pub on the Friday so Saturday night was a four pack of this, a Chinese take out and a couple of Hamlets. They say you shouldn’t go back. You really shouldn’t. They just said factory records on Antiques Roadshow. My ears picked up. It was a little f after all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013
Dark amber, creamy, low carbonation. Flat beer, weak aroma of caramel, toffee and malt, light bitter finish.

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