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

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
First produced in 1978. The brewery's first cask ale.
"A session bitter, smooth and creamy, amber in colour with a refreshing hoppy finish."


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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnCook101 (247) - - OCT 31, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours light copper with a thin head. Yeasty aroma. Light tartness, some citrus with a light and underwhelming finish. Lacking complexity and punch, this one just peters out a little. Not unpleasant but slightly disappointing.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 5, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear dark yellow, sudsy white head. Faint malt and hop aroma. Flavour follows with the same conservative malt hop balance. Light, a touch watery, soft carbonation. Slight bitterness towards the finish. Inoffensive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1519) - FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Cask@angle. Copper clear. Slight citrusy green hoppy with light crackery caramel. Nice medium bodied, slightly drying herbal finish. Ok, tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Amber, toasty with a light orchard fruit note. Ok. Fairly standard bitter with a slightly minerally character.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DandyLion (465) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle. Boring. Brown. Bitter. Very big bubbles. That's a thing I can say. Rubbish, but better than a can of carling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. Golden appearance with a pleasant hoppy aroma. Well balanced bitterness and a pleasant amount of body considering its relatively low strength. Very well bottled and definitely one that its fighting above its strength.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
olio (5260) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
50 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s, Tampere.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of grass and fruits. Flavour of grass, some herbs and goose berries. Some disturbing off-flavors.
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Cask @ The Duchess of Cambridge. The pour’s a medium amber color with a small head. The aroma’s nectarine, fruit leather, some orange peel. Light countryside. The taste is plenty of jammy fruit - more nectarine and apricot. Soft toffee and bread. Mild toasty twig on the finish. Some dried leaves. Medium body, smooth. Soft carbonation. Overall, not a bad effort. Quite fruity.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, apple, light roasted and nutty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120119]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
500ml bottle: best before Mar 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve @ home on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon (9th Dec 2012). Looked fine: clear and bright amber with a full, uneven, cream head on top. Lacing on the glass as the beer level fell. The nose was of freshly baked biscuits with a bucket load of floral hop notes thrown in for good measure. Those smells got stronger as the beer warmed in the glass. Crisp and malty feel in the mouth: bitter, yet with a malt content that tries to give a sweeter taste to the hoppy bitterness. Nicely balanced brew and a great example of how to get flavours into a beer without having to up the alcohol count or add some strange un-needed ingrediants as so many brewers now seem to do. I’m getting more and more impressed with Moorhouse’s beers: I’ll be looking out for others in their range as well as re-visiting the ones I’ve already had.


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