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Potton The Village Bike

Brewed by Potton
Style: Bitter
Sandy, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

Brewed originally for the Ashwell "On yer bike" beer festival. A complex hop character imparted by a blend of four hop varieties, produces a beer of exceptional character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle from ASDA. Amber with a short-lived, white, head and plenty of fizz. Sweet, caramel and berry aroma with a surprisingly strong whiff of booze. Flavour was also sweet with doughy malts, some orange and a gentle finish with slight boiled sweet edge and hint of toastiness. Didn’t work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper with thin loose ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Fruity, biscuit, grassy/hay and slight spice. Taste: Low sweetness and bitterness, low/medium sourness a bit watery. Palate: Thin smooth light texture and body, low carbonation, no real taste, watery, bland slightly astringent abrupt finish. Comments: Bland no real aroma or taste, so bland in fact no point in drinking it so tipped it down the sink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (8079) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at home. Light amber orange colour. Thin fleeting white head. Nose is sweet toffee and grassy hop. Flavour is toffee with a hint of roast. Semi dry finish. Some metallic, and a dirty grassy bitterness. Palate is light and a little thin. Middle of the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
My bottle @ benzai. Orange to amber colour with no head. Smells slightly hoppy, malts, fresh. Tastes hops, malts, slightly barley, hay, barnyard. Easy drinkable, good tasting beer. Nice and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1220) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2013
2013 - 01 - 25 500ml bottle. amber colour. small white head. caramel in aroma. light bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4355) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2012
Caramel colour, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, biscuit, light fruity. Light sweet, light bitter flavour. Quite some caramel, light earthy. Light carbonation, medium, bitter finish with malty notes.
Rather nice beer.
(From 50cL bottle @ home)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (12384) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
50cl bottle @ home. Clear copper color, medium sized white to off-white head that diminishes fairly quickly. Smell malts and a light fruityness. Taste malts, a hint of raisins, a hint of chalk, slightly bitter. Low to medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7590) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2012
ambrata poca schiuma maltato iniziale bilanciata da un discreto luppolo lieve leggero caramello amaro medio

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9552) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle. Amber brown with a thin foam. Aromas are toffee with brown sugar and raisins. Herbal with plummy fruit and mixed spices. Flavours are sweet weetabix and toffee with a light roast character. Raisins with peppery carbonation and a fruity, bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3754) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton. Gold, thin shortlived white head and gentle condition. Fruity sweet nose with hints of melon and bubblegum, gentle grain and a slight nuttiness. Soft and sweet in the mouth with some caramel and burnt toffee, becoming slightly bitter and faintly resinous from the hops before turning fruity towards the end. Finish is foreground fruity and background hoppy with some lingering nuttiness.

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