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

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2007
amber ... light foam head ... light fruity hop nose ... light fruity hop quite a high sharp hop.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak fruity aroma. Clear golden colour. Small white head. Hoppy flavour, a bit of cough syrup.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12651) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (12612) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11893) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11786) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma of floral, herbs, and a hint of lemon. Flavor of earthiness, floral hops, and buttermilk biscuits with a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
(500ml bottle) Hazy golden body with large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, melon, herbal. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, herbal, floral, light biscuit. Light-medium body, some acidity, light chalk. Compares to an APA -- much more hop character than a standard British bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Pitchfork Bitter
Date: 04/22/1999
Mode: Firkin
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

dark yellow, frothy white head, soft floral hop aroma with a citrus touch, light malt flavor, hint of fruity sweetness, long earthy bitter finish, 4.3%, 1043og

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle @ Aarhus, 2008.
Pours muddy pale amber with a fine creamy off-white head. Aroma is light caramel, good grassy hops. Fine mouthfeel, a bit light. Flavour is a little underwhelming compared to the aroma. Light nuttiness, okay hoppy pine finish. Pretty dry.


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