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


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A tasty, complex beer with malt and hops throughout and a long, satisfying bitter finish. Well worthy of the title ’Champion Beer of Britain’ award 1997.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
(Cask at Kitty’s, 20150417) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small, almost white and it lasted long. Aroma had toasted malts, biscuits, molasses and earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, earth, biscuits, nuts, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had toasted dark bread and bitter. A very pleasant and nicely complex brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1914) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a froathy off white head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts, nuts, berry fruitiness and some spices. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, berry fruits and spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bitter roasted finish. A nicely balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014
500ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours clear copper brown, thick off-white head. Sweet malty aromas, nuts and light spice. Taste is more of the same, faint bitterness at the back. Medium body, creamy texture, clean finish. Solid bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2092) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Backlog: cask @pub in Newcastle 2009. Deep chestnut color, small creamy head; sweet malty nose, caramel, nuts; sweetbitter taste, toffee notes; medium-bodied; tasty and nice bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2932) - NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
Mahogany. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of dark malt, chocolate biscuits and berries. Similarly fine taste. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4909) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
0,5 flaske innkjøpt av skibsreder Ovesen og delt med ham på Holmens aktivitetsdag: højt skum som varer til bunns. Nydelig ravfarge og floral aroma. Lett bitterhet i smak og fruktig ettersmak. Meget lettdrikkelig og en utmerket pøsebitter på pub, men hvorfor den ble kåret til Champion beer of Britain i 1999 skjønner jeg ikke helt, synes at den er litt i enkleste laget. Kanskje det er derfor den glir så ubesværet over ganen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Windy Nook. Pours deep ruby colour. Strong malty flavours. Lovely beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from ASDA. Amber with a small off-white head. Quite sweet and malty with caramel notes. A bit fruity with a more bitter finish. Nice enough, but not sure why this was ever a champion beer of Britain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Earthy hops balanced by sweet malt with some caramel and dark fruits. Enjoyable beer, much better than your bog standard brown British bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kalervo (1018) - FINLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Good decent bitter with quite dry mouthfeel and enjoyable moderate hoppiness.

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