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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
A popular, traditional bitter. Made using crystal and chocolate malt flavoured with Challenger hops to give a full-bodied, malty, session bitter.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34595) - 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 (25088) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20274) - 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 (14174) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011
Cask gravity at Ale and Bakehouse Westgate on Sea. Deep reddish brown bitter. Very decent best bitter. Rich malts and good bitter leafy hkp on finish. Sessionable best bitter of good character good condition and just plain good bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival 04. Amber coloured bitter with healthy head. Dry but still fruity bitter with a restrained hop note. Nicely balanced but still lacking an impact. A penny from each pint of this goes to Red Squirrel conservation, hopefully the animals not the brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - St Albans Beer Festival. A mid brown coloured bitter with a warm fruity aroma. There is berry fruit in the taste. Very pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2006
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 06. Brown and red with a bubbly head. Aromas are malty with chocolate and berries has a decent level of hopping. Flavours are properly malty with berries. Sweet and fruity with a slight sourness on the finish. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7951) - 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).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2004
A darkish coloured bitter with a red tinge. Cloudy. I didn’t get much in the aroma department. What there was was mainly fruity malt. The flavour was also dominated by dry malt, with berry fruit and nuts. I found it a bit short of bitter hop presence for my taste. Dry finish. Perfectly drinkable, but I didn’t find it too exciting. Cask (gravity dispense) at St Albans Beer Festival.


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