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


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (814) - 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 (6969) - 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 (1960) - 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 (1614) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, 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 (1414) - 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 (4877) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wekker84 (1620) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy and some bitters flavor malts spicy and some bitters

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4716) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Amber with a thin cream head; caramel malt aroma; caramel malt taste with a touch of fruit and spice; and a well rounded bitter finish. A well made and tasty ordinary bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3450) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 13, 2011
A pleasing copper colour bitter in the true English style. Brief tight white head that soon disappears but a steady stream of bubbles continue to rise. Initially smells of caramel but upon swirling aromas of banana and tropical fruit are released with a touch of doughiness. A slightly sulphorous bitter tasting ale which finishes with a chewy maltiness. Fruit flavours are definitely present but their identity is masked by carbonation a little too agressive, would like to try the cask version of this.

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