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Style: Bitter
Warminster, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Hobgoblin, 2 Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 2BH.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, light toasted - roasted, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, hoppy, nutty - licorice acidic notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110428]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
(Cask at Market Porter, London Bridge, London, 21 May 2011) Nut brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, toasty nose with notes of nuts, toast and hints of chocolate. Slightly burnt aromas. Malty, nutty taste with toast, nuts, dried fruit, hints of caramel and dusty hops in the finish. Rather light body, with some sweetness. Lacks some bite, decent but on the boring side. More plain than intriguing to be honest.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Cask at The Market Porter. Pours ruddy copper with a creamy white head. Aroma is spicy/malty. Flavor is spicy, light roast malt and something like woody. Ends like paper/woody/spicy and strangely this is not a bad thing. Is is quite off the common way. After a long, long time, a hint of mint.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2011
Cask@Helsinki Beer Festival 2011. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, mild rotten vegetables, some nutty and grassy notes. Flavour is nutty, grassy, quite crispy malts along with some dry wooden notes. Quite mouthdrying palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2011
On cask (handpump) at the Hobgoblin, Reading on 28 April 2011. Copper colour. Thin white head. Little bit of caramel in the aroma. Some pleasant earthy hops on the palate. Hints of fruit and maybe even a touch of licorice. Personally, I’d prefer a bit more bite in a bitter but that’s just personal preference and this was a decent enough drop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 28, 2011
Cask (Helsinki Beer Festival 2011)
6 Slightly dull aroma, which is pretty standard for a UK bitter, but not unpleasant.
3 Fairly pleasant caramelly colour.
6 Seems more of a red ale than a typical bitter. As such it’s pretty good, but I’m not so much of a fan of that sub-style.
4 Smooth palate, but maybe a little sticky; carbonation low. Finish has pleasant chocolate and cocoa notes.
12 Aiming perhaps a bit in the caramelly direction, which is unnecessary in a bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Cask handpull at Hobgoblin Reading. Pale chestnut colour with a few grey bubvles on top. Yeast and malt on aroma. Its a yeasty bitter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2011
Cask Real Ale at HBF2011. Malty nose. Pale thin head. Sourish malty and roasty taste. Slightly eaterly. At the end some hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
Cask, gravity@HBF 2011
Dark nut brown color, small off-white head. Nutty, raisiny aroma. Light to medium bodied. Nutty, a bit roasted flavor, salty, raisins. Dry, woody aftertaste. Not 100% ready.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Nags Head, Reading. Amber with white head. Malty fruity beer with a hint of fructose sourness on the palate. The beer remains quite fruity throughout, little bitterness. Reasonable.


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