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Brewed by Keltek Cornish Brewery
Style: Bitter
Redruth, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered. Regularly available
The benchmark brew. A traditional bitter full of hops and malt flavours.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Cask @ Bird in Hand. Red-orange color with bright hops. Excellent malty body with a good balance and a toasty finish. Very nice!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Cask, JDW, Carlisle. Dry, hoppy bitter. Some grainy malt flavour and a bit woody. Reddish-brown appearance, some fruit in the finish. Rerated May 1st 2013 in bottle. slight score increase, more biscuity and less woody, sweet caramel finish, decent session beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2010
cask in JDW newcastle ... amber ...light hazy creamyoff white head ... light dry toffee malts ... fruit front ... light dry woody malts ....

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
silversurfer (18) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle. Nicely conditioned with light gold head. Dark bronze colour. Caramel and orange aroma with a dusty something maybe hay. Light palate and mild bitterness. Very easy to drink. but not a lot of body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4218) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2009
Cask @ Bon Accord. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is spicy, malty, cinnamon and cloves. Flavour is spicy and fruity, maybe also cinnamon? Caramel, lemonade. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Coach & Horses Wellingborough An amber to deep brown coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A bready malty aroma which follows through into the mouth where there are also fruity flavours. Nice vinuous notes. Has nice sweet notes and is tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (11474) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Holly Bush, Alcester, Warks. Dull amber with no head. Heavy caramel, toffee on the nose with a dry butterscotch flavour, maybe a little chocolate, but very unappealing in this condition.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2010 Cask gravity at Bedford BF í09. Very attractive bright amber. Interesting aroma with raisins and faint cocoa malt. Odd malty taste which made me think of chewing Swan Vesta match heads when a child. As you do. Strange how tastes recur years later. Mid bitter finish. Peculiar beer. 7.10.10 Cask at Pilgrims Progress (JDW) Bedford. Slightly sour grapefruit aroma. taste is similar. Mid bitter finish. Ordinary. The wizard in the picture is going to be slightly disappointed when he necks this brew. Rating: 5,4,6,3,11:2.9

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8653) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2009
bottle. Hazy golden yellow, no head to speak of. Malty nose. Light-boided, slightly malty and fruity with some hoppy flavours. Citrusy hops in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Cornish beer festival, The Star, Bath 19/7/08. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of red fruits and some citrus hops. Flavour had some sweetness to start, with fruity malts and a long, complex aftertaste of oranges, crystallised fruit and comforting bitterness. Very good.


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