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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Occasional;
A classic best bitter, rich toffee and malt balanced with the subtle flavours of Challenger, First Gold and Target hops.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle from YNWA pub, Kolding. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty and light hoppy - spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041213

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Smells like ginger cake - yeasty. Decent best bitter otherwise, some raisin taste also

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (2949) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle @ You’ll Never Walk Alone in Kolding. Pours clear amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, fruit and flowers. Bittersweet, estery flavour with notes of hops and faint touches of fruit. Bitterish aftertaste. Not well balanced but enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2456) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Keg at the Euston tap. Aroma is creamy lactose, English yeast esters, berry. Golden crystal clear pour with a thick creamy head. Lace. Flavour is very mellow, nutty biscuit malt, beery. Light grassy bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable. Very good condition.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1151) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Cask in the Dean Swift. Copper brown in colour, nice white head. Very pleasant bitter, caramel and toffee, some earthy flavours, bitterness to finish. All well balanced and sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2736) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Cask by gravity at Alloa Beer Festival - amber brown with a slight haze, malty, minimal head, caramel aroma, no lacing, caramel, fruity, oily texture, nice malty aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle @ YNWA. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, grass, malt and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1941) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
Cask at Euston Tap, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, malty, caramel, fruity, slightly hoppy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3193) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2013
500ml bottle from Drinkmonger. Chestnut brown, no head. A bit flat. Dry grain malt aroma. Mild oaty caramel flavour. A bit watery, inoffensive & homebrewish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8594) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Brewery Tap Leeds 21/03/13. A classic brown coloured beer with a white head. A sugary bitter with smoky notes. A nice kick of flavour although the sweetness dominates the expected Redwillow hopping. It’s pretty good but on the odd side.


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