Brewed by Mordue
Style: Bitter
North Shields, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This beer has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It is red-amber in colour, with a spicy lime-citrus aroma, combined with dark fruit and malt flavours, plus a pleasing overall hop character. (Cascade, First Gold, Riwaka)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
6th October 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Hazy amber beer. Residual off white head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Green apple note. Mild rye spice and toffee malt. A little tropical fruit underneath. Semi dry finish with mild spice and bitter linger. Alright, the apple note soon fades.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
cask at standing order ... soft sweet toffe... zezty orange hop nose ... fresh fruits ...c lean crisp .. orange and peach

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Cask handpull at Baker Street Spoons. Clear pale brown with sparse off white head. Some tropical fruit on the aroma. Peculiar as i get some liquorice. Spicy rye is there. Needs more hops. Spicy rye finish. Ok. Just a bit interesting but doesnt go the whole hog. A little restrained but the rye is definitely present

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Golden brown with a thin foam. Aromas are grain and lemon tea with rye malts and earthy, leafy hops. Flavours are light toffee malts with earthy leaves and woody notes. Mellow lemon with herbal notes. Spicy and dry to finish. Pretty pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Last Plantaganet Leicester. An amber to brown coloured beer with a whitish head. Nice red fruits in this. Good sweetness. A bit of stingy hop. Citrus sharpness. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (8674) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Weak Spoons festival ale with a bland aftertaste, slightly hoppy in character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Golden amber with a ring of off-white head; citrus aroma; rich fruity malt flavour with chewy, fruity, assertive, resinous, hops to finish. An excellent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4428) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2011
Cask @ Esquire House, JDW. Spoons Real Ale Festival autumn 2011. Dark orange colour, off-white head. Nose is grapefruit, citrus, subdued caramel malts. Flavour is citric, fruity, bit of caramel malts followed by dry green tea. Dry and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
On cask at The Crystal Palace in Glasgow. Pours a nice, red - orange colour with a fair yellowish head. Lovely hoppy aroma of pine, passion fruit, pineapple, caramel and barley. Similar flavours with mild bitterness. A little oily mouth-feel with a long pine, passion fruit and caramel linger. Mild carbonation. Very nice. My pick of the festival so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask @ The King’s Highway JDW, Inverness.
Appearance Amber with off white rich head...moderate lacing
Aroma Cereal malts.....rye
Taste Peppery hop...taste the rye....hay...biscuity malt...some toffee...fruity malts...bit unusual
Palate Finish quite malty with rye...flavoursome...smooth...medium body...good mouthfeel
Overall Like the understated rye. Good effort by Mordue - one of their best beers

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