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


on tap


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.

See: Auburn bronze
Smell: Fruity, hoppy
Taste: Sweet, honey, pineapple
An easy drinking session bitter.
Ingredients: Halcyon malt, crystal malt. Challenger and Kent Goldings hops.
24 EBC units of colour. 24 IBU units of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ The Windmill - JDW, Stansted Airport - Airside, Stansted, England CM24 1QN.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, fruity malt, nutty notes, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, sweet fruity malt, earthy sweet notes - sweet keller notes ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111024]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6380) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
36th CAMRA Cotswold beer festival (July 2012) in the lovely 15th century Tithe Barn: the setting for my tasting of this beer. Gravity poured half-pint: golden orangey body with a thin white head. The smells were a blend of mild toffee and summer fruits, the taste similar with a hoppy bitter dryness towards the end of each sip. An OK beer but no real punch to its flavours, expected more from a beer name ‘Viking’ even if it is only a 3.8% brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
500ml bottle - an average kind of bitter, a sweet fruit aroma, heavy gold body with thin white head. Sweet taste, thin texture, very average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Pint at the Barley Mow Birtley. Hazy Amber, thick white head. Honey aroma, bread and apple flavour. Bitter finish. Punches above it’s weight.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theatmosphere (50) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Good local beer for me. Smells and looks great, tastes pretty good but lacks the body to have a significant impact. Easy to drink in large quantities but not a classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2012
50cl bottle, from Beer City, BB 12/2012, batch # 2738 as a golden ale and not a bitter. Cuivrée léger, col blanc moyen. Arôme est malté et léger gardant ce bouquet typique des ales anglaises, le tout sur un profile houblonné. En bouche, note de bouche allant sur un léger mielleux, note de fruits tropicaux avec une fine amertume de fin de bouche, le tout restant assez sec. Légère et bien balancée entre doux et amer fruitée et un malt oscillant entre cara et grillé.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a orangey brown colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit in the aroma, the taste is slighty bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Bottle. Medium white head. Amber body. Jammy, juicy hops, malt, spicy, biscuity. Light bitterness. Bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. A refreshing quaffing bitter. 6 3 6 3 11 ### Cask conditioned at The Punch Bowl (JDW), York. Thin white head with a brown body. Caramel, citrus, malt. Bitter. Dry finish. 6 3 6 3 12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1599) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
First tasted this at the Ale House, Paisley in April 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear garnet red in colour with a thin white head. Thin sweet toffee in the very short aroma. Refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with tart pommegranate fruit notes. Spicy flavour to the dry hop resins present in the short aftertaste. Finish is quite sweet and malty with barley sugar evident in the palate. An ok session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (6531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2012
(Cask at Kitty’s, 20120228) The beer poured pale amber and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had toffee and malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A bit messy but flawless bitter.

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