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


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask & Bottled; Regular.

A classic best bitter, rich toffee and malt balanced with the subtle flavours of Challenger, First Gold and Target hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3603) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11420) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Gravity dispense at the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13. Hazed copper/brown with a thin bubbly off white head that retains well. Nose is caramel, biscuit, toffee, malt. Taste comprises caramel malt, biscuit, light smoke. Medium body, moderate carbonation, bitterness in the finish. A decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s medium amber with a small head. The aroma’s pretty soft - notes of golden apple, some toasted brown bread. Faint nose. The taste is far more interesting - very perfumy and lively. I get jasmine tea, rose petal, light herbal hops. Pleasingly sweet orange peel and red berry. Soft chocolate and hints of caramel. Smooth finish. Light body, Wonderful vitality in the texture. Overall, this is definitely NOT another traditional English bitter. It’s certainly a lovely reinvention. Interesting, subtle flavors. Very cool stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (790) - SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Cask at Southern. Brown. A decent example of an traditional english bitter. Not really a fan of the style but this was a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2925) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2885) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pudding (194) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37673) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1792) - 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.

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