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Moorhouses Old Boss

Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: Bitter
Burnley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask: Occasional
Ingedients: Maris Otter; Brewers Gold
A delightfully balanced premium bitter. straw in colour with a hint of citrus and spice. Moorhouses have brewed a special ale inspired by a hop bitter recipe dating back to the 1800s. The brew was an award winning ale brewed with a hop variety not used by Moorhouses for many years. The clip is based on the original bottle label and boasts two awards dating back two centuries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Cask at the Water Witch, Lancaster. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of orange and caramel. Taste is light sweet, light spice. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8684) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Cask @ Cuthbert Broderick, Leeds. Fine refreshing medium-bodied ale with a healthy golden look and a pale aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Aroma of caramel and honey.  Golden, very clear, with beige head.  Creamy rich and caramelly with hop levels to balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Handbottled (thanks kikster!). Goldeny orange colour with a small head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts along with wood, fruits, mild sap and resiny notes. Flavour is rather similar with some crisp maltyness added.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Zesty citric notes in the short aroma. Clean refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. pale malts give a sweet pineapple fruit note which quickly disappears though. Booming note of dry hop resins give a dusty citrusy aftertaste. Finish is edged towards the bitter side with dry hop flowers present in the palate. An ok session bitter but Premier Bitter has the edge on this though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
JDW, Rochester. Sold locally as part of the JDW Beer Festival, but not officially part of it. A clean, pale beer with a dusting of gentle, earthy hops. Pleasant easy session drink with lingering flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2121) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Slightly hazy gold, with a moderate white head and a light sparkle. Lemon dominates from start to finish, set against a sweet maltiness and just a hint of a dusty bitterness. Pleasant, easy drinking ale, but lacks any real bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
15th April 2009
Clear gold beer. Semi dry crisp palate. Juicy but slightly bitterish hops that have a sweeter note at the very end. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask handpull from Baker Street ’Sporks.
Clean gold with a thin white head and decent condition. Fruity and floral. Lots of citric notes and some decent pale malt underneath. Faint bitter finish with a strong lemony character. Very citric all round really. Run of the mill but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ JDW, Edinbourgh Airport Landside, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, apricot, pineapple, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090413]

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