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


on tap

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4205) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Cask at the Magpie, chestnut red with little head, nose is woody and herbal, palate is sweet red-fruity malt with hints of chestnut and honey, and a dry herbal bitterness. An interesting twist on best bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8883) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Fluffy off-white low but lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Sweet chestnut roasted malt caramel aroma. Mild sweet dried fruits roasted malt caramel flavor with notes of pepper and honey. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Quite tasty for a beer with such low alcohol contents.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Hazy copper with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of toffee and biscuit, with a strong note of diacetyl. Dryish malty flavour with diacetyl and plenty of grassy and herbal hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1953) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Fairly standard bitter, pours a brown colour, taste is malty and caramel like. A bit of a disappointment considering how good the other Red Willow beers have been. This isn’t a bad beer, but my expectations were way too high

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask at Hanging Bat. Pours clear amber brown, good pillowy white head. Nutty, pear drop aroma. Decent taste thought, good bitterness and digestive biscuit sweetness. Creamy texture, long bitter finish. Shame about the nose, otherwise a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7931) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 23 Nov 2013) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, red fruit and hints of chocolate and toffee. Malty taste with red fruit, caramel, toffee, toasty malt and a balanced bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter not pleasent flavor. Hops very unbalanced. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Not my kind of bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17805) - 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

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (5066) - 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.

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