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Potton Shambles Bitter

Formerly brewed at Potton
Style: Bitter
Sandy, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A light premium beer, its robustness is balanced by a subtle sweetness and understated hop character.
Ingredients: Pearl pale malt, crystal malt. Target and Styrian Goldings hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pours clear, amber-gold with a fine, white head. Sweet and bready nose, with some caramel. Medium sweet flavor, lightly leafy bitters, some caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, some bread and caramel. Basic and very easy beer. Nothing wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at Chriso’s. Clear brown bitter. Nose is deep English caramel malt character. Taste is quite malty, caramel. Fairly standard but easy session bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Clear light briwn. Lasting white head. Not a great aroma. Its a bit infected strong malt and then dies a bit. Bit of malty cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Cask@The New Wheatsheaf, London. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is quite a standard bitter one with some toffeeish notes as well. Flavour is sweet malts, some toffee, mild biscuity notes as well as some slight wooden and floral notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2011
500ml bottle. Fine, fading loose white head atop a clear, lifeless looking light amber body. Sweet buttery, caramel, bready crumpet aromas & some dryer yeast notes. More buttery toffee tones on the palate with a delicate mid fruit edge and additional boiled sweet undetone. Slightly grassy & toasty in terms of bitterness, though generally a bit on the watery side. Short finish, light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation. Needs to be crisper, brighter & less muddled - though remains drinkable as is.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
planky84 (2876) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber pour, white head. Strange aroma of sour milk with a bit of vanilla and cream which doesn’t give any hint towards what the flavour’s like- ginger, hops and a light bitterness. Bitter finish. Boring stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
(Cask at Edgar Wallace, London, 24 Nov 2010) Amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with orange, dried apricots and floral hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of apricots, floral hops and a light malt character with hints of crystal malt. Rather light body, with balanced sweetness. Refreshing and very drinkable. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire England S3 8SA.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - roasted, overriped apple, rubber - plastic. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity bitter overriped apple. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100426]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2010
[Jim shared a bottle with me - cheers!] Pours golden-amber with no head at all. Looks fizzy in the glass but isn’t in the mouth - quite a creamy mouthfeel. Herbal aroma. Caramel & butter dominates the sweet taste with a few minty herbs behind. Drinkable, but - haha - a bit of a shambles. Not sure their bottling is up to scratch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
27th April 2010. Clear dark amber beer. Low carbonation. Light semi dry palate. Toffeish malt - dry. Pretty well balanced with a little hop that’s not bitter. Toffee malt dominates a little.

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