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


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2009
Keg Real Ale 0.2L glass at HBF 2009. Pale thin head. Pale copperish colour. Mild malty nose. Slightly roasted malty taste. At the end hoppy bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
Cask@HBF2009. Clear amber color, small white head. Caramelly malty aroma, some nutty hops. Woody-nutty, caramelly, weak finish. Light nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham, England B2.
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, smoke - peat notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (300708)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Dark amber with a thin white head. Caramel and fruit aroma with a slight buttery note. Odd caramel and crème brûlée flavour with a little more diacetyl. Harsh wheaty notes. Liquorice and malt finish. Next.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Attractive amber colour with lasting dark beigehead. Slightly coffee caramel aroma and flavour. Good nick. Fullish in mouth with raisins/sultana fruit mixing with fullish malts and slight creamy coffee to give a fruit cake feel. Very good deep full bitter. Decent hoppy sting on finish. Not really my style, but I still give it a good score for the flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Dark brown/ruby with a short lived off-white head. Predominately bitter in taste wilth very little depth or characture to enthuse about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Cask (St. Urho’s, Helsinki)
Light reddy brown, loose head. Dry dusty hoppy aroma. Slightly over-ripe fruity aroma, almost pungent. Thick mashy grainy taste, also sweet and fruity. Soft palate. Overall quite pleasant, but nothing excels.
Had a less good one at HBF2009 - but it was stored too warm, and had turned farty and dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2008
cask at St Urho’s Helsinki today 2nd day Color: copper nice head Scent: malts hops Taste:fresh, dark malts fruits ,bitterness pepper ?. Crawl of fours pints today this was middle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2008
Cask at the sir edward wyle. Aroma is minimal, bitter peppery hops an slightly richer malts. Taste is similar, a standard bitter pritty unexciting if drinkable enough.

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