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

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Yeastyboys (3) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011 does not count
What a complex beer, malty, earthy,chocolate notes, so well balanced by the bitterness, a classic, such a change from pale over the top vindaloo beers that are in fashion at the moment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2011
Cask@GBBF2010. Clear amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma and flavour are both crisp crystal malty notes as well as caramel and mild chocolate maltyness. Also rather grassy and floral hopping and slight dried fruityness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
Pint(s) at the Waggon Inn Gateshead. Dark brown with an off white dense head, and beautifully clear body: looked like a "well kept" pint. Rich burnt toffee flavour, medium bodied, and enough astringency in the finish to make you want another. To be honest, I drank this quite often when it first came out, so it became a "default" pint when there wasn’t anything unfamiliar or more tempting, but its worth acknowledging as a very good example of a straightforward, honest, premium bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1195) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
On cask at Barley Mow, Birtley, Tyne & Wear. It’s looks a cracking pint and was well kept. Very earthy in it’s taste though, pleasant but not exceptional

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1982) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2011
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 Pint in White Horse, off Carnaby St. Pours a swirling dark brown bitter with a thick head. Aroma is herbal, earthy with biscuit malt and floral hops. Taste is toffee malt, floral hops and a dry bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1151) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 11, 2011
this is such a typical english bitter. heavy on the malts, bready, a little too sickly sweet for me, with just a touch of hops to add some bitterness. brown, no head, easy to drink but i wouldnt want more than one, some dark fruit hints, very typical.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1588) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Cask. The Last Plantagenet (JDW), Leicester. Medium off-white head. Copper body. Caramel, toffee, grass, malt, biscuit, wet wheat bread, tomato ketchup. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2011
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured with a small though lasting creamy white head leaving a solid lace atop a clear amber body. Caramel, some biscuit, honey and a light & dry English hop aroma. Malt-forward on the tongue - biscuity and toasty with a slightly herbal hop in there too. Light to medium body, quite soft on the palate with a relatively lingery dryish end. Not a bad ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
Cask at Wetherspoons Rickmansworth, Herts. Dark amber coloured pour with a medium white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes malty, fruity, caramel, slight sweetness. Easy drinking session beer from Mordue.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2011
Cask (Windmill, Wetherspoons, Stansted Airport)
6 Simple sweet malty aroma, alas sparkled.
4- Rich orange, sparkler head.
7+ Fruity malty retronasals, some coconut. Taste rich and malt, some treacle, very malty.
4 Very soft palate, carbonation pleasant. Finish sweet and malty.
13+ Solid bitter. A little more dull than a classic we had a few years ago, but still never a bad choice.


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