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Rudgate Battleaxe (Cask)

Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Bitter
York, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular.
A robust and smooth drinking premium bitter.
Ingredients: Halcyon pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt. Challenger and East Kent Goldings hops. 30 EBC colour units. 22 IBU units of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge Copper with a creamy head. Has a light smooth texture and la pleasant light caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2013
Cask at Camden Head. Looks like a scotch ale. Taste like a really bad bitter. Nutty and obscenely offensive bitterness with a toffee astringent bitter finish. No good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2879) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Cask by gravity at Troon Beer Festival - clear amber brown, thin off-white head, roasted nutty malty aroma, no lacing, chocolate, fruity, malty flavour, initial sweetness developing into a bittersweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2377) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at the CAMRA York Beer and Cider Festival, 21.9.2013. Clear ruby with white ring. Some toffee, sweet aroma. Biscuit, malty, buttery taste. Medium-to-full body, long, bready finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4606) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Cask @ Tilleys, Newcastle. Deep copper color with a modest off-white head. The nose is red apple, caramel, biscuit, and general sweetness. Faint aromas. The taste is dominated by chewy malts. Plenty of caramel and shortbread. Light red fruits and apple. Light grassiness on the finish. Smooth body, very soft carbonation. Overall, pretty decent. A straightforward number.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2012
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours are honey, bitterness and sweet malts. Casual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2012
Cask (Black Door, Helsinki)
6 simple bitter aroma, classic English bitter, complete with all the boringness that implies.
3 mid brown, nice spongy persistent head.
6 rather dull english bitter. a touch earthy.
3 soft palate, carbonation low. simple dull bitter finish
12 no flaws at all. no excitement either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Cask@Kitty’s, Helsinki
Clear copper color, decent off-white head. Honeyish-nutty aroma. Light-bodied. Honey, nutty malty flavor. Some harsh bitterness in the short finish. A-OK but easy to forget beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1358) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
First tasted this at the Glasgow Beer Festival in September 1996. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale garnet red in colour with a thin white head. Fruity aroma of split pommegranate. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts deliver a robust digestive biscuit base with tart redcurrant fruit and salt. Spicy hop resins give a dry bitter aromatic aftertaste. Finish is robust and malty with dry vinous cask notes. One of the better beers from the Rudgate portfolio. Well recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10258) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
Cask conditioned at Blind Jacks, Knaresborough, N.Yorks. Amber with white head. Fuller bodied, some caramel, toffee notes, reasonable bitterness despite being reasonably sweetish. There is a nutty flavour in the close. Decent enough.

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