Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5106) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Feb, 2006Dover Fest, 2006 Nice, easy drinking well balanced strong bitter. Clean and refreshing. [3.4]
Nov, 2010 JDW Autumn Fest 2010. Smooth body - full of soft ripeness. Robust and delicious. I enjoy a good ale. [3.8]
July, 2011 JDW, Rochester. Pale yellow. Easy drinking. Laid back sherbet lemon flavour with some dusty flower pollen bitterness. OK stuff - not sure why it’s 5.1% as the body and mouthfeel are quite light. [3.0]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Sweetish malts balanced with some nice earthy hops. Simple, easy drinking biscuity bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Festival 2006. Golden colour. Paler than I expected. Quite fruity, with plenty of dusty hops and just a touch caramel accented malt. Very clean and fresh, with some body. All in quite good balance. No doubt this is a well made beer but it didn’t leave that much of an impression on me. Perhaps just too middle of the road in all departments.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 30/03/2001 Plenty of fruit flavour and also a hint of chocolate. 2. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002 Ambr golden coloured and sweet on the palate. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
Cask gravity Dover BF 06. Copper with thin head. Nice fruit, very drinkable. Good premium bitter. Could drink a lot of this. Good balance, well made beer (as SilkTork wouldn’t say)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9621) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Cock & Bottle, Skipton, Yorks. Deep orange amber beer with big bubbly head. Big smoothy of a beer, tight sparkler and swan neck dispense bashed it into a creamy malt beer with little bitterness. I asked for removal of the sparkler and got an "eeh oop cant be doin that" tsk Northerners!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theboyollie (5) - St Mellons, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004 does not count
I urge you all to go and sit in the Pendle Witch pub in Atherton (sandwiched between Wigan and Bolton) owned by Moorhouses. Sup away with your eyes shut and you could be forgiven for thinking you were actually in heaven. I recommend you go to this pub for their beer bash (which is held over the same weekend as the CAMRA Bent and Bongs Beer Bash held in Athertons Formby Hall which starts on the last Thursday of January). Enjoy!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2004
(Cask-conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden) Amber with a small dissapearing white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of green apples. Sweet malty flavour of toffee and pears with a unpleasant finish of sour green apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Very clear, well kept real ale. Rich head that keeps almost all the way. Malty and a bit on the sweet side. Easily downed. Too easy for this strength, almost.Nice, slightly fruity/flowery aftertaste from the hops. Can I have anothother of this, please, Mr Barman?!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2003
Cask-conditioned. Tight lasting head. Mild malt & grain aroma. Malt and grain in the mouth with a touch of caramel in the aftertaste. A bit one-dimensional, lacking hop presence. Thin mouthfeel. Uninteresting brew with little personality

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