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Brewed by McMullen
Style: Bitter
Hertford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Famous for being a light mild, McMullen added a few more hops in 2003 and changed the style descriptor to "Bitter".


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with malty and caramel notes. Sweet and somewhat malty flavor with caramel and mild hoppy notes. Discrete bitter end.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
Handpulled cask at the Farriers arms, St. Albans. I grew up on this beer, spending most lunchtimes drinking it when I studied at Ware college, Herts. It is still an excellent session beer with a crisp bitter finish. It is deffinitely darker than it used to be in its days as a light mild.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2007
Cask @ Nags Head, Covent Garden. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Malty fruity caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some fruity hints. Long malty finish with some fruity hints.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Cask at Nags Head, Covent Garden, London. Dark amber with a white head. Sweet malt aroma. Fresh, gentle fruity taste including some pear. A little bitterness. Fair sessioner.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Cask at the Nag’s Head. Pale gold thin head. Aroma of pale malt, light spice and a tobaccoish woody character. The slightest whiff of sulfur. A bit of dustiness. Palate is a bit watery though. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
Cask @ Nags Head, Covent Garden. Pours copper colour with creamy head. Aroma is malt / some fruits / a little caramel. Taste is slightly nutty / some lemon / matly with some sweetness. Easily drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Cask @ Nags Head, Covent Garden. Copper colour. Small head. Malt nose. Taste is malt and sweet. With lemon and sour notes. Light body. Complex but unrefined.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8919) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2007
Cask@Nags Head:Copper coloured, persistent creamy white head; dry herbal (tobacco!?), peppery nose with fruity-malty traces; very light bodied, moderate dryish bitter flavour; malty bitter finish. Quite well balanced, not great, but well quaffable...........

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Cask@Nags Head. Dark amber colour, mediumsized foamy beige head. Aroma is a bit caramel, hops and malts. Flavour is the same as the aroma in a really mild and wellbalanced way. Also has some slight roasted notes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11209) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
Dark copper with a small but lasting white head. Malt and toffee aroma. Sweet malty flavour, very anonymous...


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