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


on tap

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask, Occasional;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13246) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Dispensary, Liverpool. Hazy gold with white head. This proved to be quite thinnish in character, some bitterness and a light grassy note. A touch disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3765) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Keg at the Cardinals Hat, Lincoln. Deep golden colour with a big white head. Aroma has fruit and berries, grapefruit, taste is mid bitter to bitter finish. Certainly more like on IPA than a bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
Keg at the Ale Emporium. Pours clear golden orange with a bubbly white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus. Taste is more tropical fruit, mango. Big bitter finish. Fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4260) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Tap. Hop, Sheffield. Clear, dark gold. Thin, lasting, white head. Juicy white grape. Fusty orange. Tad of spice. Drinks juicy sweet. Fruity, light chewy bitter. Still crisp, though. Bittersweet close. Some spice. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Keg rat ratchet Huddersfield. Golden thin head aroma is is grapefruit citrus taste same well balanced malts good grapefruit bitter finish. Ok body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Half-pint, keg at The Hop in York. Clear golden coloured body. Bubbly ring at the surface. Fragile lacing. Fruit and coffee on the nose. Flavours of mid-tart berries, hints of grapefruit and a touch of bitter coffee grounds to the ending. Medium bodied. Interesting and different. Quite alright (11.07.2014).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Keg @ Hop, Leeds. Very pale with a high hoppyness full of grapefruit flavours. Quite bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1394) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2836) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Nice overwhelming fruitiness, balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, 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.

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