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Severn Vale Dursley Steam Bitter

Formerly brewed at Severn Vale (Combined Brewers)
Style: Bitter
Wotton-under-Edge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask & bottle; Regular.

Floral Golden Ale
A summery, sparkling golden ale brewed with 4 hop varieties to give a complex, flowery aroma and a satisfying finish.
Dursley Steam Bitter was first brewed in 2007 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the “Dursley Donkey”, the branch line which once served the villages of Dursley, Cam and Coaley. It quickly became a firm favourite with punters and we’ve brewed it on a regular basis ever since.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14154) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Cask (Pullman, Helsinki)
Shit, lost my notes. Light brown, small head. Dry musty mushroomy aroma, good old fashioned bitter feel. Watery palate, but refreshing, carbonation low. Simply slightly sweet malts, but more of the taste is dry barky musty hops. Finish is musty and undergrowthy. Old-school bitter.
Rerate: Gravicask (Bishops Stortford BF2011) 6:3:6:3:13=3.1. Identical numbers, and almost as few notes: "simple bitter".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2009
Cask Real Ale 0.25L glass. Pale head of medium size bubbles. Slightly hazy pale golden colour with some orange. Mild malty nose. Roasty slightly grassy taste at the end some hoppy bitterness. Slightly waterly. Maybe it’s better after a few days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 09/08/2008 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a little dryness and roast malt in a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Cloudy pale amber with a small white head. Fruity and malty aroma with a citrus note. Clean and thin fruity flavour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask, 4.2% at GBBF08. Hazy grey copper colour. Small stable head. Low bitterness. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 29, 2008
Not bad, very bitter indeed t not so flowery in taste. Very golden and nice foam. Had it ahd GBBF 2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
A Mes rate: cask handpump from the Volunteers Arms at GBBF thanks to Christain.
Hazy gold with a thin white rim. Lovely grassy hop aroma that is carried really well by and earthy malt backbone. The flavour however is all wheaty a little out of balance and far from the quality of the aroma. Dry bitter finish brings it just about back on track.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is mild fruits, yeast, grass and some mild flowery notes. Flavour is much the same. Rather dry and also has some rather plastic notes in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Cloudy golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy notes. Flavor likewise with toasted malt. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2007
Polypin from the brewery. Copper coloured with a slight head. Pleasant aroma of floral hops and a pinch of malt. Smooth drinking with balanced fruity malt and a dry, hoppy finish. Very good.

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