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


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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An ale with extravagant depths, an ale reluctant to give up it’s secrets, an ale of hidden pleasures, this is Inntrigue. Delve into the abyss and you will be rewarded with hints of succulent winter berries and a concealed whisper of dark chocolate and freshly baked bread. This is an ale woven around subtlety, laced with a web of rare flavours: an ale of mysterious shadows waiting to be explored.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Dark copper with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty black tea with lightly roasted malts. Hints of blackberry with herbal notes and spices. Flavours are toasted and roasted malts with nutty black tea and a dry palate. Some lemon and hedgerow berries with a dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1269) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
Cask in the King’s Head W2. Ruddy brown bitter, thin head. Fruity and malty, quite a bit of caramel and some red/purple fruit. Quite sweet, not so bitter. Not my preferred style of bitter but pretty decent I thought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Deep amber beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma, biscuits, grapes, some citrus. Caramel flavor, biscuits, grass, citrus, some hazelnuts. Fruity finish with some spicy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Earthy hops, jam-like fruitiness and biscuit-y molasses move into leafy bitterness in this otherwise classic Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear dark copper.
-The flavour profile is balanced.
-Interest is sadly lost halfway through the pint.
-The finishing hop bitterness is rather quiet.
-Malts flavours are tight.

On cask at The Old Green Tree, Bath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear nut brown. Fruity with hay and cocoa. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Caramel and hay. Mildly bitter finish with a twist of milk chocolate powder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2688) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at the Magpie, Brentford. Deep red-brown with a lacy fine white head, dusty malt on he nose, malty and slightly nutty body, dry-sweet bitter finish, a straightforward ale - and very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at the Catford Bridge Tavern. Mahogany coloured pour with a white head. Raisin, dark fruit and toffee aroma. Caramel and raisin flavour. Sweet and malty. Malt laden finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
Fra cask på Market Porter, London Bridge 20 Mai 11. Mørkebrun. Lavt filmskum. Svakt søtlig fruktaroma. Skummet fester seg til glasset. Tilløp til frukt & litt malt i smaken. Ordinært.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6296) - 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.

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