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Brewed by Nottingham
Style: Bitter
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
First brewed by Nottingham Brewery in the 1800's as a refreshing quaffing ale for the thirsty factory workers in the city. Slightly paler than traditional bitter beers of the time it was the forerunner of the India Pale Ale for which the brewery was to become famous and transported thousands and thousands of gallons to the troops of the British Empire all around the globe.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - The Bell - Nottingham. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma is sweet and lemony. There are perfumed notes in the nose which carry through to the taste together with lemon hoppy notes again. Quite floral. Possibly served too cool but I was hot from walking when I got there so this was more than welcome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden with a dense white head. Aromas are light biscuit and butter malts with some citrus. Hoppy an fresh with some pineapple. Flavours are sweet biscuit and caramel with mellow but bitter lemon. Some pineapple with good hops. Dry and prickly on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 A Mes rate: Cask at Spooners Bar in Porthmadog. Another jolly fine serving from what will now be a regular visit for us when we are in Wales. Almost golden colour. Very hoppy and fresh aroma. Flowery citric all the way in the flavour and just generally very fresh, grassy and hoppy. Perfect session beer, supremely quaffable. Bitter finish but lonnnnng and with creamy lemons. Fine stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2007
Cask at the Plough Inn, Nottingham, home of the Nottingham Brewery. Golden colour with a hoppy aroma. Taste was sharp, crisp, with plenty of citrus. Mid to strong bitter finish. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
Orange glow with a thin creamy head. Tangy taste with some citrusd fruit in there too. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4039) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2006
INteresting, i had no beer from these brewery in Nottinham when I was over there. But the taste is not bad, not so bitter and not bad aftertaste. NIce foam and nice colour golden too.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9358) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2006
Cask at Merton Beer Festival, Oxfordshire, July 7th and 8th 2006. Golden coloured nicely bitter beer that was a bit on the dry side, hops came through well in this beer and like the Wolf Best Bitter also tried this is a very good session ale that I rather enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12919) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer Beer Festival 06. Pale gold with light head. Very much a pale session bitter, restrained in all aspects, light malts a little vanilla on the palate then a refreshing hoppy gush, citrusy, lemony and smooth. Long bittering finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 1. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 20/09/2003 Golden coloured and bitter. Slightly dry malt finsih. 2. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 19/02/2004 Golden coloured with very sour fruit flavours. Some dryness in a bitter lasting finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge 10/12/2005 Golden coloured hoppy beer with some citrus taste. Smooth with hints of bitterness, dryness and a creamy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4614) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2005
Cask@Nottingham Beer Festival. Blond/Golden beer with a lightly dry and mild aroma and a mild, malty and slighlty dry flavour. Overall a reasonable beer.


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