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Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Bitter
Macclesfield, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottled; Regular.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (539) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear copper colour with a thin white head. Sweet, malty aroma, taste is red berries, malty sweet, not much bitterness but very tasty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anfractuosity (315) - - MAY 16, 2016
Cloudy amber in colour, taste is mainly malty not much hop aroma. Quite nice...........

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Cask at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe, 10/02/16. Golden amber with a decent off white covering. Nose carries a light floral presence, caramel, peach, orange, light bread. Taste comprises bitter orange, caramel malt, straw, earthy hops, peach. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough sessioner ... not sure I’d class as a bitter in this day and age. Some tropical fruit and floral hop presence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1844) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a pale amber colour. Taste is hoppy and bitter with a nice malt profile on the palate

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6038) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Reward for walking the dog on 6th Jan 2016. 500ml bottle into a UK pint sleeve at home. Only my 3rd beer from these guys, that surprises me: 848th Bitter rate, that doesn’t surprise me. 38th rate from Cheshire, thought I have drank more than that to be honest. Anyway, to the beer: Light amber body, almost clear, just a slight misty presence within. Deep and lasting cream coloured head, an uneven blanket of foam. Hop centric from the start, aroma and taste tell you in no uncertain terms this is a hop first brew. The malts take a poor second place in the nose and flavour and sit just below the surface preventing the hops getting too cocky and bitter. Decent and well worth taking the dog out for.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (691) - - DEC 23, 2015
Sampled from a 50cl bottle purchased in Cheshire (thanks, Rachel!). Hazy reddish amber with a white head. Some slight aroma of malt. The taste is of mild malts and earthy, slightly citrusy hops. A little watery. Not bad, but a little bland. Quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4013) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Cask. House of Trembling Madness, York. Clear gold. Thin, tight, lasting, white head. Lots of caramel. Light, peachy hop. Taste is light sweet. Hint of fruit zest bitterness. Light body. Smooth. Soft bitter linger.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
On cask at the beer festival at the Riser inBerko. The beer is a clear chestnut with a loose tan head. The smell is citrus toasted malt and mild caramel. The taste is in line with aroma but ending dry with some bitterness. Body is light with mild carbonation. A good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - NOV 6, 2015
bottle oro carico in filo velata schiuma abbondante persistente un po gassata delicato agrumato un filo biscottato sechezza media amara medio

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15432) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2015
From trade with Douberd, many thanks! 50cl bottle. Pours clear golden colour with a huge good lasting light beige head. Aroma of grain, hay, pale malt, mild hops and citrus. Taste is mild hoppy, citrus, grain, some bitter hops, very drinkable.


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