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Phoenix Smithfield Bitter


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Formerly brewed at Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Bitter
Heywood, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask, Regular;
Made for the Smithfield Hotel & Bar, Swan Street, Manchester M4

EFC1878's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, - SEP 8, 2011
Cask at the Smithfield. Deep amber colour with white head leaving plenty of lacing. Fruity aroma, slightly floral and a hint of spice. Initial sweetness gives way to a long bitter finish. Medium body and light carbonation makes it a great session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
I was given a free pint of this bitter by the then landlord at the time as I was one of two people cheering on Warrington’s rugby league Shield victory in the Autumn of 2011 - the other was his mate, an ex-Wolves player, hence the freebie. I don’t remember it too well except it was a pretty decent bitter as the landlord asked me to comment on it for him and I know I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange to hazzlenut brown with a small off white and creamy head. Aroma is light fruity and hoppy. Light bitterness. Crisp hops fruity and bitter. Bitter and dark malty into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2010
1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 09/08/2001 Amber coloured fruity and slightly bitter on the palate with dry hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 18/11/2001 Amber coloured fruity and lively with a hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2009
You know where. Amber, lacy and collared. Looks a bit nitro. Smothered aromas hinting at peppery apple fruit, strawberry. Boiled sweets again, caramel, hop traces. A bit slick and clinical. Squash-like stillness. Onwards!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2008
Cask @ Smithfield hotel Manchester. Blond beer with hoppy aroma. Taste is rather empty but a nice hopbitterness remains for a long time hanging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Smithfield Hotel & Bar, Manchester M4, UK. Clear medium amber orange color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light hoppy, toffee, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is creamy / smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. (160108)

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