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Brewed by Kingstone
Style: Bitter
Chepstow, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle conditioned; Regular.
A Classic Country Bitter, brewed on the Farm, by methods employed by Brewers for centuries. Distinctively hoppy and dry, Kingstone Classic is brewed with pale and crystal malts; Northern Brewer, Cascade & Brambling hops.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9006) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle (thanx to Q.-D.!): A bit unclear,copper coloured, no head to speak of; moderate dry hoppy and fruity nose with a little metallic touch; moderate to robust dry bitter flavour, a little sweetness underneath, light to medium bodied, quite soft; lingering hoppy and fruity finish - maybe with traces of liquorice. Good........

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 28, 2010
(bottle) Hazy, chestnut-brown colour without head. Moderately sweet malty and fruity, slightly floral and woody hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dry and soft malty taste with an aromatic hops character with fruity and woody, also slightly floral accents; dry and moderately bitter hoppy finish. Balanced and quaffable stuff. 28.IV.10

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2010
bottle. Slightly hazy amber-golden colour, tiny head. Fruity-hoppy nose. Light malty base with lots of hops, some of it rather medicinal. The malty base does not really balance the hops, it’s bitter-sweet, but I don’t really like the medicinal bitterness of the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
BC from Bath Waitrose. Muddy and swirling with bits; settles down into a red-orange glow with a cream halo. Slightly agricultural aroma dappling with wet earth and cowpat until the lily, cinder toffee and juicy orange hop kicks in. Sloppy but enjoyable; layered earthy malts, toasted nuts, orange and grapefruit, chocolate liqueur, wood. Quite a skilled blending of herbal English and juicy US hops; yeasty dampness and nuts freshened up with hop zest. Building shampoo bitterness not dissipating with the swallow. Rustic and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle conditioned. Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of orange peel and earthy hops. Flavour of honey and more orange with a very dry finish. Would echo comment below about the spritzy mouth feel. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle. Amber and poured with a massive head. Some citrus andquite bitter. Pleasnt but a bit too sharp edged for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
Amber with a large white head. Curious and interesting aroma: strong, gassy, earthy hops. The taste is rather subdued in comparison with malt and a little citrus. Hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow (23 Jan 12) - amber ale with small off-white head and caramel malt aroma, sweetish with a hint of caramel but well balanced, oily feel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2006
BCA (From BItter Virtue, BB 01/07). Rich gold colour. Nice multilayered hop aroma with lots of leafiness and more subtle citrus and earthy notes. The hops dont overwhelm with a firm dry malt body leading into the long bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2203) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Pint in the Kings Head, Monmouth. Copper appearance with a decent frothy head. Fruity flavour with a pleasant citrus bitterness. Good standard bitter.


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