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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular.


BeerViking's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2423) - Brentford, Greater London, - 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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (8066) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear amber color, small off-white head. Smell and taste are very malty, kind of sweet, caramel, a hint of dark fruit. Low to average body and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2845) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Cask gravity at the 2014 GBBF. Amber chrsnut colour thin halo off white head. Aroma is wood and twigs with berry, bark. Flavour is thin bark, twigs woodland English yeast. Some booze. Lingering berry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Cask - Toffee and some twig. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Toffe and light twig. Light and easy drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1653) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Light chocolate, caramel aroma. Thin and watery. Hay, light caramel, grass. Very thin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask; ruby brown, moderate white head; aroma of caramel, lightly toasted malts; taste is also malty, slightly sweet, light toast; smooth mouthfeel; dark berries and a little twiggy; reminded me initially of ryvita cracker bread; chocolate notes came to the fore later in the drink and in the moderate bitter finish; likeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask at the Cleveland Arms - Bayswater, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a creamy, white head. Pleasant brown bread aroma with touches of toasted leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor with good, bouncy bready malts, light toast, brown sugar, faint berries, low bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation; great condition. Balanced finish with more citrusy now but underscored by fundamental, brown bread malts. A very drinkable bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8019) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1169) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - 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.


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