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Brewed by Mauldons
Style: Bitter
Sudbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - March to May. Previously 4.5%.
This Spring beer is a traditional bitter colour, its subtle malt flavour is complimented with a fine finish resulting from the use of Golding and Fuggles hops varieties.


Rasmus40's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, - MAY 2, 2013
Cask @ Flying Horse, Gatwick. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 280413


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6087) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 22nd June 2016. Like some others, I found this ’a little off’. Looked fine, old gold/amber body, full, lasting head. Strange aroma, hops and maltiness within the nose but sulpher like esters too. Taste similar, decent enough blend but again something not quite right.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (2181) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Handpull cask at the Townhouse, Ely. Honey brown and clear with a big white head and lots of lacing. Smells of apples, brass, rust. Tastes bitter with a fruity hint and some vinegar. Harsh almost acrid finish. Not all that pleasant, I’d wonder if it was off but I’ve never had an off beer from this pub so I think it’s just not very nice. I really,really struggled with this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3920) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Cask@bloxwich showman, Bloxwich. Amber beer with small head. Aroma is light malt. Taste is malts and some dry herb. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Don2711 (373) - - APR 29, 2016
Golden. Hops English. Citrus with bitterness. Not my thing. Old socks taste poor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Cask, Alehouse, Chelmsford, half, 6th June 2015. White lacing and a golden and amber appearance. Loads of UK hops. Blackcurrants. Old socks. Taste is blackcurrants, thistle, lemons and faint citrus. Not my thing.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sparky_ (12) - Sudbury, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
My favourite beer from Mauldons. Spring seasonal. Hoppy golden light session beer. Perfect for spring sunshine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8286) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
Amber coloured ale with a thick head. It has a malt aroma with hops in its finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Handpull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 16/06/13. Brassy orange lacing with each sip. Grassy, sherbet and apricot aroma. Mellow orange aniseed and herb notes;. light bitterness and soapy pine. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in May 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Pump clip shows a cuckoo? but it looks like a blue version of Lichtenstein’s Oriole to me! Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white creamy head. Slight note of fruity lychees in the short floral aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a zesty fruit note of citric fruit with pink grapefruit and gooseberry dominant. Cereal flavour evident in the bitter hoppy aftertaste. Finish is tart with sweet notes fleeting. An ok summer session ale but I would stick with Black Adder!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7316) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 2, 2013
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is dry malt leading to a medium to weak bitter flavour, with a smooth hoppy malt palate and lingering bitterness in the finish. Serve on the cool side for a fine session bitter.


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