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Brewed by Olde Swan
Style: Bitter
Dudley, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Hand-pulled pint in the excellent Kinver Constitutional Club on 3rd June 2014. Pours a good solid gold with white head that hung around. The nose was fruity with light maltiness, biscuit and bread like. The taste followed on in the same pattern, malty rather than hop bitter. Fairly smooth for a bitter and very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at Coombs Wood Sports & Social Club,Halesowen.17th february.Dark gold pour with medium white head.Fruity aroma with vanilla and bread which all came through in the taste with some malt notes too.Easy drinking session ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ Hop Pole Inn, [ Hop Pole Beer Festival & Aylesbury Brewhouse Grand Opening 2011 ], 83 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England HP19 9AZ.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light hoppy, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sour sweet fruit ? bright nuts, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111204]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden and floral with some mild vanilla and herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden and mildly vanillaish. Also has some slightly bready and grainy maltyness in it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
Cask. Orange pour with virtually no head. Aroma of sweet fruit. Flavour of fruit, sweet malt and citrus.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19326) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Cask at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury. Clear amber. Fruity and phenolic. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Some apples and caramel, low bitterness. Uninspired.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2702) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
Cask at the Old Swan Inn, Netherton. Pours dark gold with a medium head. Aroma is fruity, some yeast and bread. Taste is bready and malty with some citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bright copper, smallish white skim of bubbles. Honey, candy sweet hops, black berry aroma. Straightforward malt sweetness, light grass/hay, nice pith finish with just a hint of biscuit warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle bought from Ma Pardoes in Netherton, Dudley. Yellow and surprisingly bitter. Hops are also present and there is very little carbonation.Reasonable but too bitter for my taste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7142) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2008
Bottle.Pours orange amber with a white rim.Aromas of piney continental-like hop and pineapple fruitiness once it’s warmed up a bit.Flavour rumsy wood, varnish,pear and astringent conifer.Disapponting.


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