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Brewed by Ringwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This classic amber-coloured ale has a delicate hop aroma and a pleasing balance of malt and hop flavours, leading to a lasting, smooth, malty finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Earl Of Dalkeith Kettering 19/08/14. A dark gold coloured beer with a tight white head. Sweet strawberry notes in the mouth. A sweet aroma. Hop impression low. Macro quality. One dimensional but drinkable enough.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichTheVillan (2872) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; hazy burnished amber pour with a creamy white head, fruit and caramel aroma, taste has a hint of butter along with caramel not very pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
Cask @ Ship Tavern, Holborn WC2. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty finish with hoppy hints.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1356) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 22nd August 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Short malty note in the grainy aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a light digestive biscuit note with hints of tangerine peel present in the mouth. Earthy flavour noted in the hop resins leading to a short lived aftertaste. Finish is light and malty with a vinous note in the palate. An ok session bitter from Ringwood.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2861) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Last Post, Paisley - clear amber, good creamy off-white head, weak malty aroma, perfect film of lacing, sweet, creamy malty flavour, good carbonation, smooth, very easy to drink

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DanielBrown (3809) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Cask at the Bull and Bush, Torquay. This is distinctly average. Poor even. Watery toffee flavour. Oversweet. Super smooth - glides down the gullet without hardly bothering my tasting buds. Icey cremed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (293) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours mid brown with a white head. Aroma of biscuit, malt and caramel. Bitter sweet finish. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4064) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at a pub in East Cowes. This is what I call a classic and fine bitter. Mild, smooth, low carbo and low head. Fine balanced aromas of hops, nuts, some caramel and bread. Easily drinkable. I could have had some pints more.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4070) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
On cask at some shabby pub in East Cowes / IOW. Pours out in a deep brown-amber colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of malt, barley and hops. Taste of mild hops, bread, caramel, nuts, biscuits and straw. Mild and smooth finish. Nice beer just nothing very special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
On cask at the Herbert Wells in Woking. Poured a chestnut with a white head, nice bitter taste.


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