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

bottled
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Cask at Old Fountain Old Street. light to mid brown clear thin beige head. Its a brown bitter that isnt very bitter. Some caramel in there. Its a brown beer. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Holborn Whippet, Holborn, London. Amber with white head. Light, slightly sweetish malts, fruity, blackberry, autumnal with a leafy hop note. Maybe a little too restrained but reasonable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onkelgobber (148) - Edinburgh, - OCT 6, 2012
Gravity poured. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a small white head. Nose has sweet malts and biscuits. Taste is the same with a bit if hops at the end and some caramel. Very well balanced. Nice dry finish.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haywardj82 (6) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
Loads of nice caramel flavour in this, smooth texture. Not usually my kind of beer but this one is very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Copper with a firm cream foam. Aromas are woody, earthy, spicy hops with blackberry and trace aniseed. Black tea with raisins and some vinous notes. Base toffee malts with hints of bonfire. Flavours are fruity and roasted malts with some nuttiness. Dry black tea with a spicy finish. Fairly decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Cask@The Cock Tavern, London. Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, caramelly and mildly floral notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, grassy and mild nuttyness as well. Lovely balance, and quite good session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores Goring-on-Thames, consumed WOMAD Festival, Wiltshire, Friday 27th July 2012 Pours a rather murky dare I suggest muddy brown a little bit of sediment at the bottom. Aroma malty and some fruitiness. Taste is nutty, rustic and earthy, suprisingly authentic bitter from a producer that I would have expected to have put a hoppy slant on this beer. Fine but not one I would seek out in a rush again. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
merseybrew (82) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
nice brown trad ale, fairly malty, but with some juicy hops to nicely balance it out. good sessionable fodder

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
11th June 2012
Cask at the Craft. Clear amber beer, tidy off white head. Light palate, fairly dry. Nice malts - a light presence but with dark characteristics and a whisper of smoke. Mild but juicy hops that are a little orange - lemon citrus. Finishes dry with a mildy smoky malt aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2012
[cask at the Caley Sample Room, Edinburgh] Brown-looking bitter. Chestnut coloured, and with a similar nutty aroma. Good bitterness on the first part of the flavour, leading into a decent dry chocolate finish. Disagree (respectfully as always) with Ash - a really well-made coppery, iron-rich, best bitter [13062012]


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