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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottled; Regular.

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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1430) - 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 (3648) - 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 (14844) - HÝjbjerg, 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 (2393) - 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 (3790) - 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 (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. Itís pretty good but on the odd side.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12737) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5806) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Cask @ CPK. The pourís medium amber with a small head. The aromaís 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. Itís certainly a lovely reinvention. Interesting, subtle flavors. Very cool stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (844) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3955) - 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.


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