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


on tap


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned as On The Tiles.
The first beer brewed on the new site with the new plant. The name comes from Paul Davey M.D. and Graham Dunbavan Brewer and the Steam as we now had a steam boiler to heat the copper. This complex multi layered ale has a floral hop aroma with medium bodied hop, bitter taste with some fruit and sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. An amber to mid brown coloured beer with a lovely hoppy aroma. Hops are fragrant with orange fruit notes. The taste is also lovely and hoppy. Great bitterness amd lovely fresh tasting fruitiness. Very nice.Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.4

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
On cask. Sampled with Finn at The Glasshouse in Norwich. Golden brown with nice clarity and a low level of white head. Aroma is only present with hints of grain and grass. Bitter fruit in a shallow taste. Dry finish (26.09.2006).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
Cask at The Glasshouse (JDW) Norwich 26 Sep 2006. Dark golden coloured. A small lasting soapy head. No identity. Caramellish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2006
[Cask at Troonfest] Aroma is grassy, apricot notes, some fresh baked bread. light body, dry and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
Aroma is a bit bland, grassy hops and caramel are the main attractions. Taste is similar with a bit more going on however alround a bit unintresting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2006
Cask at the New Inn, Gloucester, 02-09-06. Amber coloured, with some fruitiness though not in the same league on that front as the Battledown Brigand tried in the same pub. Quite bitter and whilst perfectly fine no great shakes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugh (208) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2006
Cask/GBBF06 staff bar: copper/brown, deep citric flavour with outstanding bittering hops which last and last in the mouth long after I finished the beer. Easily the best British ale I sampled at the GB. I thought it was outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, Liverpool 25/06/2001 Amber coloured and slightly pale. Fruity flavour. 2. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 13/01/2002 Amber coloured with some fruit flavour. Bitter with a dry hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Jolly Porter, Exeter 28/12/2002 Golden coloured and slightly pale. Some dryness and sour fruit flavour in a hop finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Welkin, Liverpool (JDW) 28/08/2006 Some fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured with quite a sour fruit taste. Slightly rich on the palate with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Cask at Max’s in Baltimore. Persistent foamy white head and clear body with mild visible carbonation. Aroma of popcorn butter, butterscotch, and light toast. A light, buttery beer with some soft, fruity notes, woodsy hop flavor and firm bitterness. A less than fresh cask may have produced the abundant diacetyl that I’m detecting here. May be better fresher, but as is this is less than stellar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2005
(cask) Rocky off-white head that leaves beautiful lacing atop a hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange peel, lemongrass, some floral, light caramel. Taste is same as aroma. Watery light-medium body. Nice session beer.

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