Brewed by Merlin (Cheshire)
Style: Bitter
Sandbach, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Light amber in colour and bursting with hop aroma and flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21583) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Cask at artichoke... Golden amber.. Small tan head.. Soft brett orange nose.. Light floral brett.. Light bitter linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1814) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Cask at The Duke William, Burslem. A clear blonde colour with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, some orange, slight biscuit and subtle grassy, floral hops. Taste of grain, subtle biscuit, sharp lemon, orange and grassy, floral hops. Light bodied and a soft carbonation. A dry, grassy, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A bog standard, citrusy, floral hopped golden ale. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8678) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask @ Worsley Old Hall, Worsley. Golden with a small head. Mostly neutral in flavour and aroma but there’s some light malt evident. Easy to drink but somewhat plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Cask at GBFF ’13, 15/08/13. Golden with a thin white head. Nose is citrus, light hop bill, orange, summer fruits. Taste comprises earthy hops, light mineral tones, orange pith. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with light bitterness. Decent fayre - more GB than bitter for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Golden beer, no head. Hoppy grassy aroma, floral, citrus, biscuits. Hoppy fruity flavor, raisins, citrus, grapes, hay notes, floral. Hoppy fruity finish with citrus and some spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
On cask at Lower Chequer Inn, Sandbach. Pours amber with white head. Starts fruity and gives the hint it may be a run of the mill ale then a smoky, malt finish hits you. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, toasted, caramel, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, grass, citrus, grapefruit, hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, grassy - nutty, grapefruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111207]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Nice golden/pale appearance, taste is light and floral with a hint of citrus, a good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cheshire Beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol October 2012. Deep gold with a decent, off-white head. Citrus fruits, some sweetish cereal malts, a touch of floral hop and moderately bittter finish. Good.

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