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


on tap

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Gold colour. Vague aroma, maybe some caramel taste. A little bit of burnt electrical phenols, but also a lot of fruitiness and some minerals late. Plenty of character, but at no point coalescing into anything I actually want.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2004
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Orange golden beer with bubbly head. A little background malt but mostly a dry tobacco like bitterness, ashy and thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
Cask at the Twelve Tellers, Preston. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light caramel, light malt. Taste is light sweet, watery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at Doctor Duncan’s, Liverpool 13/06/2002 Clear golden coloured and very hoppy. Some citrus aroma and a dry hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 06/11/2002 Golden light and refreshing with a slightly bitter full hop finish. 3. Cask Stillage on the East Lancashire Railway, Bury 06/07/2003 Amber golden coloured with a slightly cloudy appearance. Citrus aroma. some dryness in a hop finsih. 4. Cask Handpump at the Black Lion, Salford 25/04/2010 Hop aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a dry and slightly bitter malt finish.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Cask @ Cask & Feather, Rochdale. Golden with a small creamy head. it’s nose has aniseed evident with a more fruit leaning taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 30/3/08. Golden coloured with a decent white head. A drinkable enough session bitter with some sweet malt and citrus hops. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2006
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber/copper colour with thick white head. Nose is fruity with citrus and hops. Fruity taste with hints of citrus and apricots. Long, fairly dry, hoppy and bitter finish. Lots of taste for the rather low ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2004
Pale amber colour. Faint, vaguely hoppy aroma (served too cold by Wetherspoons as usual). Quite a flowery hop presence on the palate. Clean finish. A quite pleasant, sprghtly, session bitter - straightforward but satisfying. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London SW1.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7297) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
Small coarse offwhite head. Paleish slightly hazy yellow body. Vague floral aroma. Dryish floral fruity taste with elderberry notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Light body. Dryish fruity wine grape aftertaste with spicy herbal notes. Nice, but a bit low on flavour. (0.284l cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen.)

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