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Brewed by Ramsbury
Style: Bitter
Marlborough, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A blend of pale optic and chocolate malt giving that rich amber colour producing a taste with malty overones. The smooth hoppy characteristic is produced by the use of Goldings hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1332) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in June 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin buff tan head. Strong notes of burnt brown sugar evident in the long sweet aroma. Smooth creamy texture to the wonderful mouthfeel and good lacing. Complex malts give a rich robust maltloaf base with fudge, figs and molasses flavours present. Sparkling hard water salty tang with a hint of spicy hop resins in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is very malty with sweet toffee and vinous fruit notes. Resembled Belhaven 80/ in some respects. This is a decent session bitter and well recommended.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
Cask at the Blue Boar, Billericay, Essex. Pours a dark copper with hints of deep orange. A tightly carbonated off-white head makes this a very good-looking and appetising pint, however it doesn’t quite deliver. A light fruity malt aroma has a jarring burnt sugar harshness that over-rides it. It is quite thin on the palate and dis-appointingly a little flat. The taste has little touches of burnt sugar and malty caramel washing over the tongue carried by a sugary water. There is the faintest hint of dry malty bitterness in the aftertaste, mainly on the tip of the tongue but this is only fleeting and all too soon only a merest whisper remains.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
Cask at the Old Gaolhouse (JDW), Winchester. Deep copper with a loose cream head; bubblegum aroma; distinct taste of "Fruit Salad" sweets to start, then a fresh, gentle bitterness; before a cinder toffee finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2012
Cask @ The King’s Highway, Inverness...Amber brown, clear, rich creamy white head, good lacing....Aroma of caramel malts, light bitter spicy hops, faint nose...Taste of caramel malts, bit of roasted malt, fruity, hint of toffee, green apples...Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, finish - some light roast and a bit bitter.
Overall - Quite refreshing....rather appley.....but quite OK

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2012
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Amber colour, creamy off-white head. Nose is slightly sour and fruity, hint of caramel. Flavour is slight sour up front, follwed by a slight toastiness, some malts, maybe hint of coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2712) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - dark amber colour with off white head, hint of caramel / coffee in the taste, quite smooth but not outstanding

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
cask at white lady ... copper ...creamy tan head ... soft toffee malts ... juicy malts ... little sourness ... light roast ... light pine... im not sure its at its best... but im not enjoying

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Slug & Lettuce Leicester. A chestnut coloured beer with a white head and lacing. A fruity beer with red fruits throughout. A decent body. Sweet but balanced nicely with fruity hops. Very quaffable and pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
April 2008. Brown ale. Toffeeish malt and a mild level of hoppiness. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 10/07/2008 Fruity aroma. White head. Dark coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. A little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.


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