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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Bitter
Shipley, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A best bitter (4.3%ABV), amber in colour with a dominant roast aroma and flavours. A slight butterscotch aroma meets the fruit on the palate, where the Challenger hop adds spicy hop bitterness.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle. Spicy tangy english aroma, hints of dried fruit, and tangy vine fruit vie with nutty malt, certainly none of the diacetyl hinted at in the description. On the pallet fruit continues, with some spicy anise notes, malt sweetness makes a brief supporting appearance but little in the way of malt flavour.A big resounding bitterness is left at the end. A fantastic bitter that might be alittle more ballanced if served through a sparkler in the Yorkshire tradition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10018) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Fest ’07. Chestnut colour with white head. This was a smooth fruity bitter with soft plum flavours. The hint of sweetness dries to a crisp bitter finish. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle, picked up at Saltaire Wines, Saltaire, West Yorkshire 04-05-07. Amber in colour (maybe a bit darker) good soft fruitiness, bitterness initially feels restrained but it does linger for some time and becomes more so on the finish. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Oakengates 28/04/2006 Slight fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured slightly pale and hoppy. Crisp and bitter on the palate with some dryness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2006
Cask Handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham. Copper coloured, with a short head. Not much aroma and a bitter flavour. Slightly watery. Not much happening here in taste, but OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle, from Stables Farm Shop, Melton Ross. Copper bronze, thin off white head and gentle condition. Pleasantly peachy fruit and earthy hops over a bed of sweet caramel maltiness in the nose, quite bitter initially in the mouth with background sweetness and a delicate hop floweriness, bitterness intensifies in the finish leaving the mouth quite dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2007
Bottled. Deep amber colour, clear body but not holding a head. Strong bitter aroma a flavour. The sort of sharp bittereness that makes you wince.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2007
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty and quite spicy. The flavor is sweet malty with a light spicy touch, leading to a dry finish. The body is light.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Malty aroma and taste followed by moderate dryness. Fairly ordinary bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Cask gravity at Rare Breeds BF 2007. Chestnut red, bubbly beige head. Slightly sharp best bitter. Some malt, some hop, bit too acidic and sharp for me.


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