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


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1793) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (13520) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (4157) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5610) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4057) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14842) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11196) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onkelgobber (153) - 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.

   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

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