Brewed by Plain
Style: Bitter
Warminster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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We took our inspiration for this special ale from the towering spire of Salisbury’s 13th Century Cathedral which dominates Constable’s famous watermeadows and Sarum’s ancient barrows. Our number one selling Ale in the Plain Ales range is a bitter with just enough power and complexity to make it interesting and yet enough restraint and simplicity and an ABV of 4.0% making it an easy drinking beer for all occasions. A special blend of malts delivers an initial depth of flavour, closely followed by a delicate bitterness and hints of citrus and flora from the selected hops, with a rich copper colour and a complexity that avows its name this is an ale by which to be truly inspired.

Fin's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - AUG 8, 2012
Cask handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, Tuesday 7th August 2012 Pours dark amber a little bit biscuity from the off, reasonable beer, bittersweet, lacks a real hoppy bite, some caramel, its absolutely fine but one that I drank without really thinking about it, so it didn’t really leave much of an impression on me at all. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9367) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2015
Half, on cask at Craft Beer Co – Covent Garden. Deep copper coloured body. Dotted spots on the glass. Aromas of dark leafy hops and bread. Malt-fruity flavour mixture in the direction of jammy fruits. Bittersweet backdrop. Harmonious version of the style (London 11.07.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Gravity, Nuneaton and Bedworth BF, 19/06/15. Brass amber with initial head and condition. Fine stewed apple, blackcurrant wine gum, almost strawberry aroma. Top bitter leaning hop-wards with discreet and integrated New World suggestions; wine gum, parsley, blackcurrant, more spiced stewed apple. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1927) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
on tap at Gascoyne Place, Bath. Nice looking amber colour with a thick white head, but its down hill from there. Aroma is musty like old veg soup, and the taste slightly sour. Body a bit thin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Cask. Copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, nutty, wooden and slightly toffeeish. Flavour is toffee, caramel, some fruits, wood, nuts and mild bitterness to it. Good session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Half-pint, gravity pour at the 1st Hodnet Sports and Social Club Beer Festival on 17 Aug 2013. Golden hue to the light brown body, small wispy head of white islands and a weak collar. Mild malty nose, some biscuit and caramel hints but very little smell all round. The taste is also mildly malty, again with caramel and a biscuit feel to the flavours, undertone of hop bitterness that doesn’t really surface until the end of each sip. No great depth of character or charm: bog standard semi-sweet UK Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12744) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at the Waggon & Osses, Halesowen, on the Rate Beer Black Country Bash, 06/07/13. Clear golden with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel, fruits, toasty matls. Taste comprises summer fruits, sugar, malts, light toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Average bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (549) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
Brown pour with slight white head. Malt, hop, somewhat sweet. It’s a decent bitter, nothing more, nothing less. You’ve all had this one before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (21288) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm . Clear bronze colour. Aroma of old hay. Sweet with butter, hay and horse manure. Light-medium body and soft mouthfeel. Mid bitter finsih. Too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3969) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2012
(Cask@Catford Bridge Tavern) - Copper pour with medium tan/off white head. Aroma of caramel malty and slight fruits. Taste is biscuit caramel malt and fruit. Not bad overall.

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