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Old Chimneys Great Raft Bitter

Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Bitter
Diss, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle (lot no 032, BBE 06.2017, 4.1%) from Old Chimney. It pours hazy amber with an orange hue and medium beige head. The aroma is bitter - sweet, rich wood, old leather sofa, caramel, toasted nut and a touch of orange marmalade. The taste is bitter, wood, twig, earth, dirt, leather, light spice and orange peel with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Decent enough bitter, but no game changer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
500ml bottle conditioned: Lot 841, BBE 01 2016. Obtained from the brewery on a visit early 2015: shared with no body, at home on first of 07 2015. Poured into an Abbot Ale badged UK glass pint tankard. Slight haze to the dark amber body with a terracotta brush stroke of orange, the head an off-white cloud of bubbles. Malty start, middle and finish with toffee apple like aromas and flavour, yet not overly sweet. Carbonation a little high for my palate, but normal for the regular ’fizzy’ type guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Amber with short-lived head. Creamy, malty bitter. Good English bitter overall, I’d happily have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is a little fruity lemon malt and weak hops. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a zesty malt palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours hazy golden brown with an off white head. Aroma of cereal, barley, malt. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thick white head. Hazy golden pour. Nice subtle bitterness. Nice brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from Old Chimneys. Pours touch hazy orange amber, with thin white head. Nose is husky grain, cereal, malty. Taste is very light, cereal husky, touch of barley grain, touch of caramel or candy sweetness and slight touch of bitter. Very mild bitter and body is light. Finish has that husky grain flavour again from the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16772) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (5580) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Thanks joes for sharing. I don’t really like the low alcohol English beers. Not very bad, but it’s lacking in body, like most of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (14122) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
Thanks to Joes for sharing. Had this with Countbeer and Dutchdrebus. Clear orange color. Smell malts and yeast. Tastes like the edge of brown bread somehow. Little bit watery.

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