Brewed by Pilgrim
Style: Bitter
Reigate, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Our first beer brewed on January 8 1982, a rich malty best bitter with a Styrian hop flavour and balanced bitterness.

kwik-lime's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1332) - London, Greater London, - JAN 27, 2013
Easy-drinking session ale with a malty finish, but a bit on the boring side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (925) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
On cask at The Castle, Outwood, Surrey. Pours brown with faint head. Pleasant bitter with a caramel tinge. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1798) - WALES - SEP 3, 2014
Cask at the Eagle Clapham. Dark brown, still, small off-white head, full lacing. Aroma is very light and malty. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet malt, caramelised sugars, some heavily chewed second-hand bubblegum. Very slow drinker and a bit hard-going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Cask. Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized good lacing off white head. Dark bread, cashew nuts, light wooden and herbal. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, very soft carbonation, medium sweet and light bitter. Light dry finish with lingering malty notes. Soft and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
The 8th Redhill Beer Festival 2 Nov 12. Mørk rubinrød. Nesten ikke skum. Karamellaroma med antydning til frukt. Smaken er søte plommer. Blir vel søt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Gravicask, half-pint shared with Finn at the Redhill Beer Festival. Clear, dark amber body without a head. Malt-fruity smell. Bready malts and resinous hops in the flavour character. Bittersweet twist to the ending. Easy to drink and pretty straight forward for the style, 02.11.2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10442) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark amber with white head. Quite a malty bitter, bready body with hints of cereal, then a bittering hop note, quite humdrum, blandish really but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in May 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Tart redcurrant fruit flavours zesty in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt complex gives a digestive biscuit base with tart redcurrant and syrupy date fruit evident. Thin, tinny metallic hop resins give a weak astringent note to the bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty and dry with woody cask notes present. An ok session bitter but lacking depth and complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Cask at Kingston BF, 28th June 2008, with renffisch. Coppery amber with a little bit of head. Toffee, biscuit and hop notes on the nose and in the flavour, which is improved by a peaty hit to the back of the throat. Decent, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
cask @ kingston 08. salty and grassy hop nose. Dark copper in colour, little creamy thin off-white head. Cardboard taste, malty with a bit of peat in the back, dry but not very bitter, shortlived palate.

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