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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.


tiong's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (3069) - Espoo, - APR 14, 2012
Cask @ Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu

Fruity and slightly bready taste with a nice bitter finish. Quite well balanced and easy to drink bitter.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1048) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (619) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4865) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1944) - 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 (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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3403) - 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 (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.

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 (939) - 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.


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