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Potton The Village Bike

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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4795) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
500ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - clear amber ale, bubbly white head, spicy caramel malt aroma, caramel / toffee flavour, bit spicy, low carbonation, bitter taste and bitter linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Orange brown colour, fast disappearing head. Strong grain caramel malt aroma. Spicy peaty malt flavour. A smooth bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012
500ml Bottle: best before Jan 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 15th June 2012. Lovely deep copper coloured body, on top an off-white crown of bubbles which sadly turned to a wisp and collar far, far too quickly. The nose has toffee and caramel within: but not overly sweet by any means. The taste is also leaning towards a maltier feel initially, but very dry in the mouthfeel and a bitter finish smacks your cheeks together somewhat. The maltiness is just a foil for the hops to hide behind until you take a proper gulp and discover the true flavours. Just a bit too dry for my palate, but otherwise fine: would suit a hop liking drinker more than a malt person such as myself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
A - light caramel and fruit A - caramel gold with frothy head T - sweet P - mid to thin O - forgettable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2011
In bottle. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair yellowish, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and a little alcohol. Similar flavours although quite soapy. Mild carbonation and an unfortunate soap linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly off white head ... soft malty ovaltine malt nose ... sweet fruits ... toffee malt .. little fizzy ... very middling

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Pours a crystal clear copper with a small, off-white head. Doughy malts on the nose, hints of ripe and rotten citrus, a little fruity booze. Flavor is alright, touches of toast and caramel, light sweetness, some leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild sugary finish, leafy and herbal hops, very light toast. Not offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2011 This time the nose has no pine and is basically toffee throughout. The rest is the same and there’s no change to the score! Previous rating 26/06/11 6/4/7/4/13 = 3.4 50cl bottle. Pours amber with a decent head and steady bubbles. The nose has pine with a little toffee. The taste has toffee, grapefruit and a pine finish. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a nice fresh finish - good! Overall, this is a tastey beer that could be sessioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, straw notes, light hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100806]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010, 5th Aug 2010. Standard amber bitter looks. Quite light palate, rather flat. Decent dryness, biscuit flavour.

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