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Old Dairy AK 1911

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


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Occasional. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 5 - London. Pours Clear, rich gold with a lasting, frothy off-white head. The nose has some bready malts, hints of citrus, grain. Light sweet flavor with mellow doughy bread, ripening orange, light bitter hay, faint butter. Light bodiednwith fine carbonation; alright condition. Balanced finish, with more doughy bread, slight butterscotch, citrus. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (6484) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Cask at gbbf day 5. Mostly clear golden light amber coloured pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, sharp toffee apple, sharp grassy. Flavour is flabby wheat grains, caramel. Tangy apple. Palate is medium sweet, tangy finish. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36911) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasted, light herbal. Bitter. Dry, toasted, bitter and slight herbal. Dry and bitter, dry far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (524) - FRANCE - APR 14, 2015
Blonde dorée, limite cuivrée. Nez de houblons herbeux, un brin de caramel. Bouche amère et sèche, notes herbeuses et épicées. Longueur correct, corps faible mais alcool faible. Rien d’sceptionnel mais très bonne buvabilité, bonne bière de soif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaStranger (189) - - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a clear deep orange. Aroma of sweet malt and some walnuts. Taste is lots of toasted malt,bread,good bitterness to round it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5317) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Clear with a gentle bitterness, Pleasant but nothing exceptional.

   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Desverger (5042) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (40504) - 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]

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