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Brewed by RCH
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Weston-super-Mare, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
First brewed to celebrate the 500th guest beer at the Dartmouth Inn, Newton Abbot, and was named by a customer in a competition. It went down so well that it has become a regular beer. This enigmatic full bodied beer with malty hoppy fruit bitter with a sweet taste which all vie for dominance in this complex and well crafted premium chestnut coloured ale


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReV2 (141) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, - DEC 30, 2012
500ml bottle, poured into a straight Firkin Off Licence pint glass. Rather fitting as this long defunct outlet was where I first came across RCH brews many moons ago. Darkish brown with a light creamy head, marshmallow aroma with a good, malt & hop taste. Sweetish with some fruit & caramel, the epitome of a good English bitter.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1107) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Half pint at Reading beer festival 2014. Amber-brown with a bubbly head. Fruity, vinous aroma. Smooth, tasty, slightly dry. Its a just an average bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (371) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Cask, a clear gold with a light head. Aroma, warm fruity. Taste, mild malty with a gentle bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; Light chestnut brown pour with a thin beige head, fruit aroma, taste is quite sweet with undercurrent of caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (2506) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Cask at the moon under water Watford JDW. Aroma is big solventy, hot alcohol, apple. Perhaps some cleaning products. Flavour is sweet brown sugar, apple and berries, some oxidation. Medium sweet sugary palate is decent fine carbonation. Too much alcohol presence.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (215) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
banana, raisin, herbs, quite a thick looking reddish gold body massive head vanishes quickly. light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent metallic finish. its not awful but i wouldnt buy it again, Wheres the cream? bottle from beers of europe.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1402) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Gravity pour at Wandsworth Common bf. pours a clear amber with a white head. Slightly medicinal, lightly yeast, aroma. Medium body, mild carbonation. Caramel, some lemon, a little of that medicinal thing and an astringent metallic finish. Nope. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Spring BF, 14/03/14. Clear golden with a good sized off white head of bubbles. Nose is canided sugars, caramel fudge, summer fruit, light spice. Taste comprises caramel, sweet pangs, bitter orange, bread pudding, straw. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Decent enough offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (971) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from the Hog’s Back Brewery Shop. An amber ale with a small white head. Quite fruity with some apple, caramel, and maybe a little balsamic vinegar. Full of flavour and nice and drinkable, though not spectacular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask@half moon, mudford
dark chestnut, offwhite lacing. Honey and muscavado sugar plus digestive biscuits on nose. Medium bodied, gently bitter malt forward fruity. Short finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jensgam (148) - , DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle pours ruby with off white head. Aroma is malty caramel with a little diacetyl. Flavour sweet with a little toffee.


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