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Old Dairy AK 1911

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Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Bitter
Cranbrook, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Special. Also available bottled.
Brewed to a recipe from 1911 by a long closed Kentish brewery this pale beer has a hint of honey-like sweetness balanced by the spicy bitterness of Goldings hops.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (3700) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweet-ish, fruity aroma, hints of red berries, jelly, a touch of honey. Taste is initially malty, minimally fruity, a touch of red berries, followed by a bitter hoppy and slightly peppery spicy middle part, hints of gooseberry, in the finish with a more than just slightly unpleasant, flat, earthy, bitter note, some cardboard. The aroma is delightful and initially it seems that its quite typical, nice, fruity Bitter flavours have been transferred into the taste, but sadly they find their first attenuation already in the middle part - not to speak about the finish, that simply ruins all. A dramatic, a disastrous decline.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3937) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Clear with a gentle bitterness, Pleasant but nothing exceptional.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukagsd (1) - - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
Served at the Kings Head, Offham.. lovely beer, very enjoyable, excellently kept. shame it ran out before I could drink loads more!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Desverger (1783) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
Bottle from Lee Off-license, SE London - pours orange with a thin white head. Not sure if this is a bottling/batch issue but I could discern much taste/aroma from this. Slight fruity (apple) notes but almost nothing else, disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34453) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, apple, biscuits. Flavor is light moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, fruity, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111206]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
6th December 2011
Cask at Pigs Ear. Clear gold beer, little white head. Smooth semi dry palate. Sweetish orange hops. Sweet pale malt underneath. Semi dry finish. Fresh and drinkable!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2011. Old dairy ak1911 4.0%. clear gold lasting white head. Biscuity pale bitter. Fresh hop finish. As a biscuity bitter goes this is quite good. 3.6/5

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle conditioned. Smells mildly of mandarin orange. Pale chestnut brown. Slightly malty sweet with a cob nut bitterness to it. Quite a lot of citrus peel to it. Quite moreish really.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
Cask at Pig’s Ear Beer Festival, London. Lightly hazy bronze colour. Ripe apple aroma. Mid sweet with light-medium with soft mouthfeel. Rustic flavour with sweaty apple cellar. Salty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2011
Cask@Pigs Ear Beer Festival 2011. Deep golden colour, small head. Aroma is mild fruits, some herbal notes, mild caramel malts and also some biscuity notes. Flavour is crystal malts, biscuits, some caramel and mild fruity and wooden notes.


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