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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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2008
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Amber with a large white head, making it difficult to discern aroma, probably it’s malty. Taste was sweet and malty with some pleasant breadiness but also a curious, slightly stale flavour of mothballs which I occasionally note at this particular JDW, and which I have always suspected to be a cleaning issue. Some bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2008
Cask@Kittys (fastest caskchange & linewashing I’ve seen). Amber colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is wood, mild sweet matls and a bit sourness. Flavour is wooden, quite nutty and dry erathyness. Aftertaste has some mild fruityness too. Really pleasant bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Knights Templar (JDW), London WC2 16/5/08. Reddish-amber colour with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel and red fruit with some earthy hops. Flavour was sweetish, with plenty of doughy malt, fruit and a long, bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Copper coloured with white head. I’m always a bit wary with Ramsbury beers now, I haven’t rated them too highly in the past, but this one is not bad, its a fully flavoured darker roasted bitter, fruity and grainy. Some balancing hops rather than stand out flavours. Overall, reasonable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle, picked up at Millets Farm shop near Abingdon, Oxon, a week or so ago. Pours a ruby colour, quite tasty some nice fruitiness and malt with maybe just a touch of a hoppy note in the aroma, much better than the Gold I had last week.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2007
Bottle. Amber coloured with a slim off-white head. Aroma has malts, caramel and a slight metallic edge. Fruity and malty with a decent dry and bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3850) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
Bottled. Ruby coloured with no carbonation and left no lacing. Complex bitter taste leading to dry finish.Could have turned out to be a nice bitter but it didn’t.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2006
Cask at The Duke of Wellington Norwich 26 Sep 2006. Dark golden coloured. A small had. Very anonymous.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
Half on handpulled cask at The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Amber in colour. Nice lacing on the glass. Lighly caramel aroma. Chocolate malt and dark fruits in flavour. Hard to discern any bitterness (26.09.2006)


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