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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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 (6159) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3015) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Cask@ma pardoes brewpub (olde swan), netherton. Golden beer with medium creamy head and patchy lacing. Aroma of light malts and a touch of hop. Taste is malts, a touch of caramel, light cereal grain and some mild hop bitterness. Lovely balanced beer. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1584) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Very good bitter nice appearance, colour and taste, can’t really fault it that much

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask half-pint in The Somers Club, Halesowen on 3rd June 2014. Pours a very light golden colour with a white topping that left some impressive lacing. Fairly sweet with a mild citrus background in both the aroma and taste. Malty, smooth, mellow and nice! This was my second ’Olde Swan’ beer of the evening and I thoroughly enjoyed them both.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3004) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2011
Cask at the Olde Swan, Netherton. Pours light gold with a small head. Aroma is zesty lemon and biscuit. Taste has light citrus and biscuit to start. Biscuity, medium bitter finish with some citrus on the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
cask at reading ... golden amber ... thin white ... soft dull fruit nose ... soft fruits ... dull fruit ... blah

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11391) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Olde Swan (Ma Pardoes), Netherton, W.Midlands. An amber beer with frothy head, initially sharp tangy this is then a smooth, easy drinking malty beer with a juicy fresh hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8837) - 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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