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


on tap

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Cask at Max’s in Baltimore. Cloudy dark yellow, thin white head that disappears rapidly and leaves massive lacing. Aroma of citrus and malt, with a bit of white pepper. Taste is dominated by the malt, but well-balanced, dry bitter, peppery finish. This is pretty much what a traditional English bitter should taste like - not over the top, not massively hopped or highly spiced. Classic example of the style, properly served.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Cask conditioned, 2005-10-16, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Nice hoppy aroma, grassy. Copper color, reasonable malts, strong bitterness, aromatic, long. Good.

Bottle, 2003-12-03, 6-4-6-4-13=33
Hazy blond color, big head, very nice lace. Original aroma, sweet citrus fruits, white sugar. Quite harsh in the beginning, a dry mouthfeel given by a thin malt and a rather long hop infusion. Drinkable, but I don’t know how it got the Gold Medal at GBBF 1998.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
Pale yellow, white creamy head. Yeasty, fruity aroma with some peach and citrus. Fruity and hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2005
Cask gravity at Blakes, Dover. I am amazed that it has taken me so long to have this on the site as I have had it many times before. Golden/copper colour with no head. Hoppy, good citrus, some tangerine on the aroma, but there is some balancing caramel too. Quite nice in mouth with good acids and drying hop bitter finish. A good bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2007
Bottle. It pours a bit unclear, golden color, and a creamy, off-white head with good retention and it leaves nice lacings. Sediments in the bottle leaves you with a lot of floaties. The aroma is disappointingly weak, first I thought my beer was too cold, but letting it get warmer doesn’t help much. It has a fruity and slightly piney hoppiness, but that’s almost it. A very weak grainy or malty note is also there. The flavor is very much like the aroma, weak and hoppy that is. It finishes with a nice bitterness, but before that, there’s not much but fruity and piney hops, giving some bitterness. A medium body makes it rather quaffable, but it certainly isn’t a beer to enjoy if you want a real treat. (070829)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Bottle conditioned
Medium excellent creamy white head. Hazy toffee&orange brown. Light aroma: a hint of smoke and sweetness plus kind of weird dankness. Typical ale/bitter flavor.Smooth mouthfeel, hops are very present. Long bitter finish. Very good palate. (5/3/7/5/15 3.5)
Re-rate, bottle-conditioned, 10.6.04 (BB 01/2005)
Hazy orange with big off-white head, lace. Grassy hop and yeast aroma. Bitter, hop, malt and citrus flavors. Round, excellent crisp palate. Long bitter and sour aftertaste. This is more like Belgian ale (malt character)! (6/3/7/5/15 3.6)
2nd re-rate, bottle conditioned, 4.8.04 (BB 01/2005)
Good rocky off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, hoppy, malty and fruity. Bitter hoppy and citrus flavors. Excellent brew, I like this more everytime. (7/4/8/4/16 3.9)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 Liked it bottle-conditioned in 2001 (3.4) and I like it better on cask today. @ Old Green Tree, Bath. Golden with a thick head. Generously hopped and bitter, woody with light citrusy notes. Assertive and dry, bitter, with a slightly minerally finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak fruity aroma. Clear golden colour. Small white head. Hoppy flavour, a bit of cough syrup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Cloudy orange amber pour. Aroma is bready yeast. Taste is smooth bitter hops, yeast, malt and resin. Rated 5/14/05

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2012
50cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus at Queens Day Tasting 2012. Gusher. Hazy orange / golden color, full, long lasting, lightly creamy off-white head that leaves good lacing. Smell malts, grains. Taste malts, grains, hay, bitter. Lively carbonation, medium body, dry finish.

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