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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (6077) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW) Watford. Amber/red with a lively off white head. Good fruity ferment able materials and zingy resinous hops. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Liked this but always at the back of my mind was that something wasn’t quite right about it. Tasty though but strangely dissapointing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Dark fruit plum smell. Dark caramel colourcolour. Medium body with vinigar feel. Spice, plum, and a nice hop feel. GoodGood mouh but a little thin. Juice and a nice bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2308) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Cask, The Sheaf Island (JDW). Fall ale festival. Rouge Hurd gold, mellow but potent spice aroma. Bright hop flavour, then transitions to a caramel pepper finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2847) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
[Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Very fruity up front (sweet stewed plums & apple?). Caramel and some herby hints followed through, including some rather pleasant hints of burnt caramel, like the scrapings from the bottom of the caramel pan. Restrained bitterness in the finish. Rather enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask in The Metropolitan Bar. JDW Fest 2011. Colour is golden/light brown. Nose is hop citrous, lime and lemon sours. Taste is citrous with rye bread flavour. Black rye bread. Finish is mainly citrous bitterness.

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