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

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RATINGS: 265   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.


gwoodin's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, - FEB 15, 2005
Top quality. Floral/fruity taste. Bottle conditioned 500ml from Sainsburys, UK Supermarket.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1138) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Aroma: grain and bread malts. Appearance: clear gold small creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify quickly, mellow mild bread malts reappearing in the background. Overall: quite a nice bitter, well balanced. Pint at the Old Green Tree, Bath.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5437) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle Dorata ambrato scarico discreta schiuma buona persistenza naso delicato lieve malto leggero nota luppolata buona secchezza amaro medio finale ben luppolato

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2737) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a medium head. Aroma is fruity Ribena and bready malt. Taste is fruity, straw, some boiled sweets.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (2997) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Cask at JDW Square Peg; golden amber pour with frothy off white head, citrus aroma, taste has malts with light citrus and caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Grain and grass, some cardboard notes and hints of honey. Grassy, grainy and pale malty flavor, faint honey and wooden notes. Slick, thin, straightforward, dull, quite strong carbonation. Not very pleasant.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Golden ochre with lots of sparkling, huge frothy head is medium long and off-white. Grainy mild aroma, grass, bit caramel. Medium body, round, carbonation works, semidry, long grainy finish has also bit fruit notes. Bit one-sided but flavors not bad, just lacks nuances.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (5703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 04/2016
Lots of foaming and yeast(?) particles when pouring – unusual for a British beer. Aroma has peaches, biscuits and funky yeast. Also some hay and minerals. So far this has quite a strong Belgian feeling. Lots of CO2 and foam on palate – makes this hard to drink. Flavour has minerals, grainy tones, some yeast and hints of citrus. At the beginning this feels rather straightforward. And at the middle of the glass this has gained rather strong and unpleasant herbal bitterness. A bit unusual for a Bitter, more like a golden ale. Not the most typical golden ale either, though. And not a beer for me; drinking this started well but I finally ended up with drain pour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6862) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
500 ml bottle. L4044. BB Feb/16. (K-Citymarket) Pirkkala, Finland.
Very lively golden colour with a huge foamy white head. Toffee, fruity and floral hops, mild bitterness and sweetish caramel malt in the aroma. The flavour is floral hops, mild citric notes, some bitterness, caramel and dryness. Balanced. Tasty. Very nice package for a 4.3% ale. Some hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. This won the best Bitter gold medal in GBBF in 1998. A lot has changed since 1998 but this is still pretty damn good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (896) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2859) - 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.


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