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Brewed by Red Squirrel
Style: Bitter
Hemel Hempstead, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A popular, traditional bitter. Made using crystal and chocolate malt flavoured with Challenger hops to give a full-bodied, malty, session bitter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7615) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at The Horse & Groom, Caulcott, Nr Lower Heyford, Oxon, 31.07.11 Pours amber with slim white head. Nice bitterness, touch of burnt caramel, chocolatey, with plenty of cocoa powder, tasty bitter with furry bitterness. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Cask. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, a bit nutty as well as slightly toasted. Flavour is caramel malts, wood, mild fruity notes as well as some slight toasted and nutty notes. Pleasantly balanced bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14960) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2011
cask at NWAF ... amber ... thin lacing ... soft toffee malts nose ... nice enough soft fruity ... soft offee malt ... light hop ... decent session

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vladivostok (265) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
Very dark bitter with the distinctive aroma of roast malts. Bittering hops are evident but aroma hops seem conspicuous by their absence. Short mid-mouth finish. Overall impression is of a beer which resembles those early home brew experiments we all indulged in while in our late teens. A million miles from the sort of thing the big boys would brew, which I guess is in its favour, but I would be hard pushed to stomach more than one. Whilst I am all behind the sentiment expressed in the beer’s title, to me such an in your face espousal of a cause can be a bit off-putting. Perhaps a little more subtlety is required in both the beer and its nomenclature!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands England B2 5SN.

Clear dark red - orange amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, sour notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, peat - smoke, light peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily and light sticky, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100115]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Cask. Slightly hazy orangey brown with an off-white head. Lightly burned caramel notes in the nose. Light body, flat, light nutty accents and a whiff of peaty smoke and ashes. Dry, hoppy finish. 150110

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
evergreen0199 (2110) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2009
Cask at Land of Liberty & Plenty pub in Chorleywood. A copper coloured ale with a small head. Malty aroma. Fruity taste, slightly hoppy, lacking in complexity, a rather bland ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1462) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2009
Gravity cask at the Harpenden Beer Festival 26 Jun 09. Crystal-clear reddish brown bitter with small whitish head. Nutty malt aromas initially then beer becomes very bitter. Softly textured mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish. Quality was very good indeed at this festival, and I have not awarded the high rating lightly.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4331) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2006
Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 28 Sep 06. Dark brown coloured. A small lasting off-write head. Malty flavour with hardly any other taste impressions after that.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2006
Clear and deep copper coloured with a brownish tint. Thin layer of foam. Ripe fruit notes in aroma. Moderate bitter sweet flavour with a component of dark berries and malty hints behind. Rounded taste. An average English bitter (Half on gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival, 28.09.2006).


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