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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2010
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Banbury Beer Festival 2010. A light blonde coloured beer with a whitish ring of head. A hint of toffee with lemony hops in the nose. Slightly sweet in the mouth which doesn’t balance as well with the hops as you’d like. It’s OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8864) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Hen & Chickens, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, 24-04-10 Pours light gold with a white creamy soft head. Some slight bitterness noted, lightly fruity, but again a soft easy drinking bitter that I tend to find crop up quite frequetly in the West Midlands and surrounding area. A5 A4 F7 P3 Ov12 3.1

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Cask gravity, Rugby 09. Bright headless gold. Cakemix aroma. Pint of stork with lemon juice hints. Clean and buttery in the Black Country style. Slick and empty; buttery and fresh. Just because I understand it doesn’t mean I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2008
Good condition, subtle and gently sweet, a really restrained hop bitterness, gives great balance, butterscotch, vanilla and malt on the nose, some esters throughout, a really enjoyable session light mild. Delicate but satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6164) - 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 (23920) - 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 (22327) - 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 (16077) - 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 (1068) - 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.


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