Magnolia New Speedway Bitter
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
This copper-colored 3.6% ABV bitter features Golden Promise, crystal and wheat malts from the UK as well as touch of sugar, as is the norm with many English bitters. Hops are of the First Gold and East Kent Golding varieties, and our house English ale yeast seals the deal with a touch of fruitiness that comes out best in the cask version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft hops on the nose, caramel and malt, a touch of nutty malt. Medium-bodied, nutty malt, a touch of bitterness. Gently bitter on the finish, clean and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a tan head. Kind of bland aroma with a bit of orange citrus, herbal hops, and caramel. Pretty high carbonation. Earthy, herbal, toasted malty flavor. Not offensive but could use some tweaking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Magnolia, pours a clear golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out unmistakeable English hops, English ale yeast, and crackery malt. Flavour is pretty bland, with notes of English malt, biscuity malt, and fungal notes. Smooth, dry, but pretty bland. Well-made, but nothing exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
A - cola brown with zero head. S - almost non exsitant nose. English brown note, bready malts, brown and water. M - flat and unfocused. light body with a weak dirty water palate. T - taste is muddled and simple. Caramel malts, English malts, light veggie malt soap, light hops. Light floral notes. O bland simple muddled unfinished? 2.4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Amber colored pour with a white head. Nose is grassy with some spicy and floral hops. Sweet bready malt, light toffee/caramel, and a hint of butter. The flavor is kind of bland and generically sweet. Some toffee and caramel, butter, grass, and spicy hops. A bit of a floral note and minimal bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Allesgute (9) - Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2013 does not count
Draft at Cerveceria Mateveza. True to style but I think a little weighty on the spicy English hops. Awesome color and caramel and toffee right there to support that prolonged hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Pale amber pour. A bit of soft herbal hoppiness and some lightly toffeeish sweetness. Herbal and hoppy with a bit of light sweetness. A touch of chewiness and some lingering bitterness. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
10 oz sample on tap at the brewpub. The aroma almost has some hints of apple cider present. Light toasty malts are also there. After further inspection, it seems as though the apple quality is more of a floral thing than acetaldehyde. Transparent copper body with a smallish off-white head. Starts a bit metallic and herbal. Light bitterness follows. Becomes super toasted and cereal-like in the middle. Good malty backbone, before a fairly assertive herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9222) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy copper with a modest off-white head and a toffee aroma There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a sticky bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Clear orange with a fizzy white head. Bready sweet malt aroma and taste with a crisp citrus finish.

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