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Brewed by Quartz
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask, Regular;
A real ale with a hint of continental looks, taste and aroma. We’ve called it Quartz Crystal because of its light colour and finish. • Light in colour • Fresh taste to the palate • 4.2% ABV • Continental hop finish • Clear, clean and refreshing


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
cask in the bow ... yellow amber ... thin white head ... soft fruity hop nose ... little grassy hop ... odd something i dont like... not for me.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2009
Cask gravity at Battersea BF 09. Crystal clear amber, no head. Bit stoney, it’s a bit thin. Yep, just a bit poor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2007
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer festival ’07. Amber, no head. I get what they are trying to do with this without getting it, so to speak. A light bitter, malt, biscuit background but when you expect the hops to kick through, they don’t, they are hiding. Still light and malty on the finish, it will appeal to some, just not me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
Cask Conditioned Handpump Market Porter Borough Market. An amber coloured beer with an off-white wisp of head. Served too warm and hence struggling a little. A fairly sweet fruity beer with leafy hops. A reasonable body and not that bad; just needs more chilling.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
A Sim rate (cask at Chelmsford BF): Aroma of apple and very slight caramel. Candy apples? Flavour is similar with slight alcoholic bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7013) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2007
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival 06-07-07. Poured amber with a small white head. This was quite tasty, albeit a touch on the sweet side with caramel being the first flavour to hit me followed by a pleasant but safe maltiness. Glen’s right there wasn’t too much showing from the hops, but regardless of that I rather enjoyed it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 1) Bottle from Dobbies....you couldn’t say conditioned. Slops headless copper with a brief fizz of foam. Buttered dandelion aroma. Alarming, slightly brackish taste at first; some half-decent liquorice and digestive notes amongst the varnished wood, fatty walnut, raw mushroom and chlorine weirdness. Barely drinkable. 524210. 2) Cask handpull as ’Dadlington Hamlet’, The Dog and Hog, Dadlington. Copper-gold with a tight white drum of foam. Mellow apple peel English orchard fruit and biscuit character, sprinkle of demerara. Yeast and bread. Weak pear nose, boiled sweets. Decent. 636313.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (5908) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Staffordshire Beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/10/10. Sweet, syrupy aroma with a hint of grassy hop. Flavour had some summer fruits, cereal malts and short, bitter finish. Lacked impact.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
Cask in the Market Porter. Alround rating: Appley caramel character, woody, estery in a bad way. Seems this beer wasnt kept well at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2009
Cask gravity at Bedford BF ’09. Bright copper. A hint of green apple in the aroma. The taste is sweet piecrust, a little thin and watery, with slight bitterness. Not very memorable to be frank.


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