Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask: Regular.
Introduced in 1982 at 5% abv.
Light golden, award-winning beer with a full, malty flavour which is soft and crisp, leading to a sweet, fruity aftertaste and soft, citrus nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2009
Cask @ Wethersponns Manchester. golden copper color. Fruity aroma. oranges, fruity malt taste bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (12176) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
Cask @ Wethersponns Manchester. Golden color. Nutty vinous flavor with tangerine and earthy and flowery hops. Earthy hops and chloride in the aftertaste. Indifferent aroma. Not a prize winner, though initially a decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TEJA (2189) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2009
Cask at OT. Lasting foam. Light pale color. Much fruitin the aroma with some oak. Good hop taaste with some caramell malt also peresent. Not to bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
Cask @ The Manchester & County, JDW. Manchester M1. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma. Fruity malty slightly bitter hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty finish with some hints of hops in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Unsuspecting excellent ale with sweet but full flavor and a wonderful mouthfeel. This is a great ale I look forward to trying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Doric Arch, London</i>
Hazy amber color. Breadish malt aroma. The aroma is not impressive, but it has a far better flavor (between a 7 and an 8), with good malt, light fruitness, strong bitterness. The final (long and boldly bitter) is lightly metallic. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
Hadpulled cask at JDW Watford. Amber/orange with a white head. Good robust fruity best bitter, not particularly northern in characture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
From cask at Guildford Arms. Pours dark and slight cloudy deep orange with a small white head. Mild malty fruity aroma. Flavour has mild smoke note on the back of the nose to a slight breadish malt flavour. Ends medium flat and malty. Has a mild smoke note of the back of the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 apple and banana on the nose with a creamy citrus and honey flavour. full of hints of raisins and fruit with a dry bitter finish. I was a bit nervous rating this as was one of the first real ales i ever had. Yep its still as good as always.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Cask at 5.1% (apparently through a sparkler) at The Four Candles in Oxford, 2-10-08. Plain copper with dense cream head. Vague soft chalk aroma, little stingy pinch of farmy hops. Sweet, simple malt flavor, with the rumor that a hop cone or two had fleeting contact with it at some point in the process. Not bad. Just...meh. The sort of beer dull enough that the slightest distraction (an 80 year old at the next table filling in a crossword puzzle) and you would forget about drinking it at all. An elevator music of beer.

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