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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2010
Half, cask at Stockbridge Tap. Crystal clear, dark amber body. Thin ring around the rim of the glass leaving fragile lacing behind. Smell of plain sweet malts. Toffee malts in flavour followed by a decent, dry bitter ending. Medium bodied (Edinburgh, 28.11.2010).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
On tap at The Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh. Hoppy noise laced with sweet notes. Drop amber colour with a health head. Robust bitter flavor moving on to lingering hoppy notes with perhaps a hint of something sweet. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2141) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
Creamy head, clear amber. Hop, caramel with sweet malt flavour. Smooth texture. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (784) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Clear dark amber colour, big bubbled rim. Malty biscuit and nettle nose. Sturdy bitter taste with solid underbelly if malty dried fruits and cereal. Well balanced. Quaffable. Session stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
April 2008. Clear dark brown ale. Malty beer with a clear toffee streak. Very light hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
(Cask at City Arms, Manchester, 25 July 2009) Dark amber colour with creamy, off-white head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with notes of orange, caramel and earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with orange peel, a solid malt foundation and earthy hops in the finish. Excellent balance between malt and hops. Solid, well made and very nice bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
Cask handpump at The Maypole, Cambridge. Cloudy amber with a big off-white head. Sweet honey malt scent. Bitter. Hoppy with some nuts and a perfumed end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
Cask at the Stanley Arms outside of Ormskirk, malt on the nose and then more malt in the mouth, pretty one dimensional but not too bad for it, nice translucent red in colour, good lasting head and a solid finish, carries the 4.5% well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Cask handpull, The Black Bull, Warkworth, Northumberland. Deep cherry red silk with a flat creamy collar. Faint pear, caramel and bread escaping. Still and clean with Marmite, nutty and toffee hints. Mid bitter husky finish. Rich, tasty and slightly dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1499) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2009
Cask at Copperfields, Tynemouth. Dark brown, mid-strength ale, with a deep malty taste and aroma, can become quite roasty on the tongue after a few sips. Hops can be detected, but they are quite subtle. My least favourite of their core range, but still a good brew.

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