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


on tap

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask & Bottled; Regular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Cask @ Madness festival. Loads of grapefruit, spruce, pine in the aroma. It is quite a hoppy ale, quite fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11281) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’11. Gold with white head. My first beer at this Festival and what a good start. Hoppy and bright beer, sharp, bright and crisp. Grapefruit, pithy flavours from the hops on a decent malty body, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Hazy orangey amber, thin white head. Light, fresh nose - apricot, tropical fruit, citrus. Juicy fresh hop flavours over a rich malty body, orange pith, light lemon. Feels bigger than the ABV. Dry juicy linger. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1678) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
On cask at Old Bulls Head, Newcastle Under Lyme. Pours golden, very smooth and a triumph. Butterscotch, hops. Bloody lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3830) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
cask @Pi chorlton. Pale blonde with fresh citrus nose and lemon flavours in the body. Gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1209) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Cask at PSBH. 9th August 2012. Good rounded and balanced hops the malt comes through very nicely on the initial taste with the hops backended, good for a session

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle from Drinkmonger. A golden bitter with a decent white head. Aroma of pine, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with a great bitter grapefruit linger. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle from Tomlinsons Beer Shop
Dark golden amber, big frothy head, good lacing
Aroma of caramel malts, biscuit malts, soft citrus fruits, light spicy note
Taste - caramel malts, soft quite rich biscuit malts, tangy citrus fruits, grapefruit pith, touch of grassy hop, marmalade, hint of spicy hop, hint of black pepper, good flavour, fruity for a bitter
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Some bitterness with a light caramel malt sweetness. Well blanced. Finish as main flavour with a gentle linger of spicy citrus hop and biscuity malts
Overall - I thought this was a well-balanced tasty bitter - it’s how bitter should be made - it’s on a par with Buxton Bitter for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3085) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Amber coloured with orange marmalade, toffee and citrus fruity flavours followed by a bitter pine hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
Gravity, Leicester 2011. Clear copper with a thin halo. Attractive, (straw)berries and vanilla aroma with flowery pink grapefruit. Flowery, incensed hop over a solid malt base alluding at toasted nuts and honey. Clean, nuanced, conditioned...no cornflakes at last. Pretty good.

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