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Brewed by Loddon
Style: Bitter
Reading, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Moderate in strength, but packed with flavour. Smooth malty body, quite bitter with the aroma and taste of east Kent Golding hops.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (10792) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Cask. Clear amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, hop and butter. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, butter, medium sweet and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at a pub in the Oxford area. Bready malty smell, flowery. Similar taste. Fairly smooth. Not as hoppy as the sticker suggests.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Cask at JDWs in Surbiton. Floral hops, some citrus, little thin in the palate. OK beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Cask at the Claue Du Vall, Camberley, 16/11/13. Clear golden with a moderate white cap that retains well, decent full glass lacing ensues. Nose is bready malts, light toffee, fruits, pinch of spice. Taste comprises light sugars, toffee, touch of fruit loaf, biscuit crumble, mellow bramble fruit notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitterness in the finish. Great sessionable bitter, I could have sat on this one for a few hours. This really showcases the time you catch a cask beer in optimal condition and how you could have the same beer in the pub next door at 2.8 , then hit an optimal one at 3.4/3.5. Great bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Cask by gravity at Troon Beer Festival - clear golden amber, non-existent head, minimal malty aroma, raisin toffee, bit of fruitiness, low carbonation, easy to drink, malty finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin white bubbly head. The aroma is big and malty. The flavour is medium bitter, malty and rather hoppy on the palate. It’s a typical English bitter with a hoppy, slightly spicy bitter edge. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5077) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
50cl bottle shared with and courtesy of jmgreenuk. Thin white head. Ckear amber pour. Nice bitterness. A good session beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kingi (461) - - MAR 23, 2013
Blah. Not bad tasting but true blandness. Something on the aroma but nothing on the taste, waste of water. Dark yellow light head.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (1677) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Draught at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, grass and grapefruit. Pretty nice bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Amber, thin white head; aroma of hops, freshness and fruit; clean, fruity, quenching, hoppy; good, dry hoppy bitter finish; a classic session bitter which satisfied the one important criteria: I really, really wanted another.


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