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RCH Pitchfork

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
The name comes from the Pitchfork rebellion of 1685 the last battle to be fought on English soil of the Civil War. A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. It has a hoppy predominate taste which is slightly sweet and fruity and leaves you wanting more.
Pitchfork was judged to be the Best Bitter of the Year in 1998 at the Great British Beer Festival and has been a finalist in the last three years.
Pale malt; Fuggles and Goldings hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (674) - FINLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottl 50cl from K-Citymarket Turtola. Pours slightly hazy golden with a massive white head. Citrus aroma, fruits, pale malts. Nice fruity flavor, some bitterness. Fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Originally rated 21042012. Colur is orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1060) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle, Christmas gift from Alan. Hazy golden body with yeast flecks floating around. Thin white head that holds well. Excellent lacing. Aroma of apricot and cereal. Dry, fruity flavour - peach, orange and apricot. Honey and grass in there too. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. A fruity, sessionable beer - a cross between a Golden Ale and a Bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1440) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Golden amber with large frothy head and some lacing. Aroma of oranges and lemons along with pale malts. Taste is citrus fruits, predominantly oranges and lemons again. Quite hoppy. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (647) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle rhythm+ booze. Hazy orange amber colour good foamy white head with great lacing. Aroma is floral with light citrus. Taste is good. Orange and lemons with nice balanced malt bittter finish. Medium body quite strong carbonation. Overall a nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Pivni Rozmanitost, Prague. Pours light hazed golden with a huge creamy white head. Aroma in coma of citrus, nice lemons. Taste is light biter hops,some wood in the lingering aftertaste, smashing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1950) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Amber orange colour. Malty, with a touch of bitter hops. A nice flavour to this one. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This straightforward Bitter pairs honeyed malts to citrusy, leafy hops in an oily mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the clear pale amber.
-The hoppy bitterness also shares spiciness and lingers nicely.
-Fruitiness also comes from fermentation, not only the hop profile.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The flavour profile is well balanced.

On cask at The Old Green Tree, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3438) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
500ml bottle in an English pint. Pours golden with a big, lacy, white head. Aroma of light fruits and spices, floral hops, and some pale malts. Flavor about the same, with a nice blend of everything, but a little flat/watery. A decent bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours brass-amber with a tall, frothy, long-lasting , parchment head. Floral hop scent, pear, apple. Taste is slightly bitter-sweet...soft fruit, malt, yeast. Very mild. Not bad, but a bit flat.

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