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

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2090) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Amber orange colour. Malty, with a touch of bitter hops. A nice flavour to this one. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3749) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at Rocklands Club,Redditch,Worcestershire.Yellow orange pour with a slight haze.Medium sized stable white head.Hop and yeast aroma and flavour with light citrus notes too.Easy drinking session bitter.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: soft white foam, shrinking. Colour: golden yellow. Aroma: hops, flowery. Taste: hops, bitter-sweet. Palate: silken, soft CO2, bitter-sweet finish. Overall: nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle conditioned, so opened with care after a bit of a rough ride into the woods! Very well worth pondering this beer. Winner of many beer awards. Very hoppy, but no bitter edge, a bit more floral, and a slight hint of fruit, a little zesty. Earthy ending.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1834) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Poured from 500ml bottle at a beer and cheese tasting at Gilly's in Rockville, MD. Lightly hazy, sparkling amber with huge white head and very good lacing. Aroma of malt, floral hops, pear and straw. Taste of caramel, pear and straw. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2012
A clear yellow golden colored beer, with a large foamy white head. The aroma of malt, lot of fruits, citrus and orange. There are hop bitters. The taste is malty, fruity, citrus with orange and in the back sharp bitters. The aftertaste is mostly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baggiesfan (11) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Cask at The Stagborough Arms Stourport, nice beer with fruity tatses but a slightly bitter aftertaste. Still very drinkable


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