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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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
Desverger (1288) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
(cask@Catford Bridge Tavern, SE London) Amber/copper in colour, with small dissipating off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt and fruity notes. Taste of slight fruits, and nutty, mineral caramel malt and pine. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1867) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy brown beer with toffee and slight sour red fruity notes followed by a woody and then sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pudding (163) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
500ml bottle. Head had tight and large bubbles. A typical English bitter taste, that has fallen out of fashion recently. Long lasting mouthfeel. One of Redwillows better beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ The Cock Tavern, 315 Mare Street, London, Greater London, England E8 1EJ.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, spicy, light grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120805]

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2012
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival, 2012. Poured a ruddy mid-brown colour with a fine & bubbly off-white head. Tangy mid fruits & nutty malt aromas. Plastic, rubber, mid fruits with delicate touches of roasted malt & burnt notes on the tongue. Watery & weak all-round unfortunately. Soft mouthfeel, light to medium body with an almost non-existent finish. Not nice & almost undrinkable on this occasion.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Cask at The Duke of Wellington, London. Pours clear brown with almost no head. Smells like cider, seriously. Light sweet flavor with some dirt, apple, leaves. Light in body, soft in carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with some berries, soggy bread, light leather. The poor condition of this beer really hurts.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Drunk at Birmingham Beer Festival. This is probably the kind of beer that Iím supposed to hate. I donít. Itís fine, unexciting. A thin hop veneer that emerges in the fart.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Cask at Birmingham Beer Fest 2012; light brown colour, soapy head, sweet malt aroma, taste bready with juicy hop bitterness and a slight taste of almond nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
Cask at the Rose Villa Tavern, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Clear brown pour with a bubbly white frothy head. A classic English bitter with a nice malty aroma and lots of chewy malt and bitter in the flavour with a liqourice aftertaste that sets this beer apart from the crowd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Hand pulled at the Victoria, Birmingham. Very smooth malt , like a cocoa envelope. Not massively flavoured or bitter, but a thin hop veneer, which emerges in the burp. Easy to drink and refreshing. New wave Bitter. Perhaps served a little too cold.


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