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

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask and bottle: Regular.
The benchmark brew. A traditional bitter full of hops and malt flavours with gentle b


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8611) - 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 (10020) - 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 ’09. 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 (7777) - 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 (6164) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 2008: Cask at the Market Porter. A little roasted malt for aroma. Dark amber brown color with a beige head. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Starts with a great stone fruit flavor (like light, not dark), which turns into cardamom, wood, or some herb. So it finishes dry and decently bitter. But the flavor is mystifying. 2011: Bottle from a Costcutter in Penzance. Pours amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma of mildly roasted malt. Flavor is a bit malty with some citrus/fruit bitter. Pretty balance, finishing on the bitter side. There is something strange which suggests roasted marshmallow.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2006
A Mes rate: Battersea Beer Fest 2006. Ususal hoppy, citric and floral notes as you would expect but I detected some clear sweetness in it which no one else seems to have noted. For me it was all about the finish with this one. A tiny hint of sugar and alcohol that left me really satisfied. Not an amazing beer but it just finished really well.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2006
Cask gravity at Battersea Beer Festival 2006. Deep copper/amber colour with disappearing head. US style hop aroma with grapefruit. Not a huge amount of malt. Citric finish. Bit of toffee, bit of smoke and overall a bit thin.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
Cask Stillage at the RUFC, Bromsgrove 16/07/2005 Amber coloured slightly rich on the palate and fruity. Strong slightly dry malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2005
Cask@Kingston Beer Festival, London. Quite a fruit bitter, with hints of melony tropical fruit and citrus. Some toffee maltyness in there aswell. Very nice easy drinking pint. Lightly sweet to start, but finishes relatively dry, tasty.


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