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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 4   Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : XX  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Hay : 3   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 4   Grainy : 4
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 2   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : 2   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : 3   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: I did not expect much and was delighted to discover an excellently conditioned, freshly grainy, cerealic and nicely bready ale. Helles-like in malt softness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Pale golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is vanilla, fruit, some slight marsipan sweetness along with butter. Flavour is just mainly malts and hops. Wellbalanced.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest. Clear golden. Lager-like papery vegetable nose. Medium sweet with fairly soft mouthfeel. Cardboard dominates, grass and caramel surfaces later, but can’t really save it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2007
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. Gold, thin white. Thin, weedy. OK so it’s a mild and it is very mild. Decent condition, a little tingle on end. Pretty ok if you want a light beer, some citrus earthy finish. Nothing wrong with it at all. Very light.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Nice clean blonde with a white head. Dull hoppy aroma. Slightly fruity flavour with some more dull hops. Just about ok.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doubelknv3 (994) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Tasting notes from 2002 Harbury beer festival. Golden-copper with a thin head. Notes of fruit and wheat aroma. Farily lite falvour, with honey, fruity malt, and mild hop flavours. Farily bitter finish balances it out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (193) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2006
The last beer of the evening. It was like drinking water. Very faint hints of flavouring. A Really easy drinking, if a little dissapointing, beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 1. Cask Stillage at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 12/07/2001 Straw golden coloured with wheat flavour. Slightly yeasty hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 09/08/2001 Golden coloured fruity and wheaty. Hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Somers Sports & Social Club, Halesowen 16/07/2005 Golden coloured smooth on the palate and fruity. Hoppy and floral aromas. Slightly bitter finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Somers Sports & Social Club, Halesowen 14/07/2007 Some fruit aroma. Golden coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and bitter lasting malt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF, 2004] A yellow beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma contains notes of hops and honey.The flavor is sweet malty with hitns of honey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2004
Dark red in colour. Looks a bit like Vimto. Aromas are winter fruit malts. Flavours are winter berries with some chocolate. Nice and malty with a dry finish.


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