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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12722) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4162) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2011
Cask @ The Windmill, JDW, Stansted Airport. Mild malty aroma. Medium brown colour with a good long lasting foamy head. Balanced malt & hop flavour. Reasonably smooth. An average premium bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4347) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2011
Cask @ Henglers Circus, JDW. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is soft malted, some fruits. Flavour is malty, a slight roastiness, bit fruity. Medium bodied. Good drinkable and well kept.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10504) - 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).

3.9
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
Creamy head, clear amber. Hop, caramel with sweet malt flavour. Smooth texture. Very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (890) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
April 2008. Clear dark brown ale. Malty beer with a clear toffee streak. Very light hops in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7610) - 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.

3.3
   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.


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