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Leatherbritches Dr. Johnson

Brewed by Leatherbritches
Style: Bitter
Ashby De La Zouch, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Previously also available bottled.

A smooth well rounded mellow, malty bitter. Enjoyed in many traditional drinking houses, chestnut in colour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2011
Cask, Bentley Brook Inn. Rich, juicy, malty bitter. Has some faintly acrid bitterness, some smoke and roast maslt on the tongue and a fairly long, pleasant finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pembury Tavern on 26 February 2011 (noted at 4.1% but it was only a hand-written cask end label so may have been wrong). Deep copper colour - slightly darker than the Leatherbritches Dovedale drunk at the same time. Quite light body - the darker colour may have suggested something a little more substantial. Some spicy hops. A solid, if unspectacular, session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Cask gravity at Pembury Tavern. Clear pale chestnut with no head. Its quite a hoppy bitter. Pretty likeable even if condition isnt great. Very likeable bitter. Decent hop on end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (5002) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle. Bronzeand low carbonation. Pretty bland lacking any distinctive flavour.Nice label but pretty well a waste of time.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borresteijn (6495) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Scotland. Amber colour, off white head. Aroma of rotten eggs/sulphur, light fruity. Flavour is light sweet, watery, light malty, grainy, light caramel. Light bodied, watery. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
cask at guildford ... copper ... thin tan headm... light sweet nose ... juicy malts ... light dry hop... decent enough .. little sulphur

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9680) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Green Man & Blacks Head Hotel/Pub, Ashbourne, Derbyshire 18.09.10 Pours amber with a filmy white head, good clarity. Nutty taste, little fizziness on the tongue, buzzy bitterness, fresh clean taste, its fine but a fairly standard bitter. A6 A4 T6 P4 Ov12 3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Angel, Manchester 06/12/2009 Fruity aroma. Copper coloured and fruity with a crisp floral and slightly hoppy dry malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Salutation Inn Nottingham. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head and a little lace. The aroma has some reasonable fruitiness which develops in the mouth together with a hint of spice. Malty and passable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
Gravity cask at the Pembury Tavern on 16th July during their festival. Brown bitter, poured crystal clear with a short-lived effervescent off-white head of little or no lacing. Sweetish malt aromas slightly override the hoppy notes which are citric in nature with lemony undertones. Watery texture, dryish finish best appreciated with long pauses between substantial sips.

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