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Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Bitter
Heywood, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2006
Some roasted honey notes, with bittering hos coming in as the pint goes on, not bad, however not too easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 Cask handpull at Westgate, JDW, Canterbury. Can’t tell whether this is diacetyl heavy or its supposed to have som much buttery toffee on it, but given everyone else’s reviews I tend towards the former. Butterscotch and hop on aroma, bit bready too. OK in mouth, bit sour with hop on finish, which is really quite drying. Default score 525213 2.7/5.0. Re-rate cask handpull County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Loved it, I had two pints in half an hour. The hops were superb. The diacetyl wasn’t anywhere present on this. Just lovely hops, tangerine and orange fruit. Good hoppy finish.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
[Cask at Carlies Bar, Copenhagen] A slightly hazy orange beer with a thin slightly lazing off-white head. The aroma is slightly hoppy and slightly grassy. The flavor is extremely dry, with absolutely no sweetness and no alcohol, which makes it very thin - like a Danish light pilsener. A boring beer - order only a half.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2289) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2005 Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg, DK. Pours a golden amber colour with a small white head. Fresh, sweetish hop aroma. Flavour is a slightly bitter hoppy one. Slightly malty finish. Feels rather watery, unfortunately. 26-09-05.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - Pale amber colour. Lemon and orange nose. Soft mouthfeel, with a slight maltyness, leading into a thirstquenching grassy aftertaste. good as a session bitter....

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Cask conditioned @ JDW, Soton. Good Citric hop aroma and some light maltiness. Could do with more assertive hop body rather than the balanced caramel which makes it seem disjointed,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4343) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose (JDW), Birmingham. Orange colour, no head. Delicious brew. Fruity, light; yet thick, sweet, hoppy and fulsome. Lemon/orange citric tart finish. I tend to agree with Silk here, this is a Golden Ale tending towards APA. Recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump -Lower Red Lion St Albans. A copper coloured ale with a hint of hops. There is alight hop taste and it is a fairly typical English Summer ale. No more no less.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 May, 2004 JDW Victoria Station. Dropped in to the JDW at Victoria Station on the way home after the Friday session at the Reading Beer fest to find this on the pump. Hmm - the beer has more body than a 3.8%, in fact I considered it to be a Golden Ale that was heading toward an APA in style, which wouldn’t be the case for a 3.8% session beer. Moderate levels of citric bite and a mucky balance between crisp and sweet. [2.8]
July 2007 Kent Beer fest Sweet and juicy with a good bitter nibble. Well contained and well balanced. An enjoyable drop. [3.5]
July, 2013 JDW, Rochester. Great citric fruit character - good marriage of hops and malt. Pale orange colour. Phoenix have long used American hops in an appropriate manner, and this is a good example. [3.1]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2004
Solidly malty mid brown session beer, along traditional lines. Lots of high alpha bittering hops, some orange marmalade and a rasping bitter finish with some roasty maltiness. Unusual flavour but grows on you. (cask in Smithfield, Manchester)


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