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Brewed by Rat (Ossett)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Huddersfield, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask, Occasional;


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3561) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Keg @ Hop, Leeds. Very pale with a high hoppyness full of grapefruit flavours. Quite bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (290) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Listed as a bitter, tastes more like a hopped up IPA, aroma described by my other half as like rat urine. Tastes better!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Nice overwhelming fruitiness, balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On cask at the Furnace Inn (Derby)
With a name like that I had to give this one a try. For the low risk cost of £2.00 I soon had a half pint to sample. The result was an excellent American style IPA that was very drinkable. There are very few bad options at the Furnace Inn.

Aroma / Appearance - A golden carbonated base bubbles with a sparkling texture. Like a bright champagne it bubbles away though the stiff white head is different than a brut. Fresh lemons, roses, peaches, and white grapes are both fruity and sweet at the same time.

Flavor / Palate - Peaches, lemons, and roses start the taste profile with a bang. Bright and hoppy almost immediately it sticks the throat. The malts, while not overpowering, do bring it a great balance. I would drink this more often if I had to spend more time overseas as it is almost like a taste of home in UK soil.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5214) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
chiara floreale leggere note agrumate buon amaro leggero citrico con note di frutta tropicale

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
Hand pulled at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Golden, thin pond of head. Smells good - Pacific Jade maybe? Taste is not quite up to the aroma, but is certainly fruity - raspberry, blackberry. Some bitter green leaf notes also and a thimble of sherbet on the finish, which is quite agreesive. Lacks subtlety, but a flavourful UK IPA.


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