Brewed by Sharps (MolsonCoors)
Style: English Strong Ale
Wadebridge, England


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Bottle conditioned;
Sharp's has launched a new beer in partnership with Rick Stein. The beer is named "Chalky's Bite" in tribute to Rick's faithful canine friend. Chalky's Bite is a very special beer with a brewing and maturation process of over four months. The beer is triple fermented using both the Sharp's yeast strain and a special Belgian strain and is uniquely flavoured with wild Cornish fennel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11071) - Randers, - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy great herbal aroma. Honey notes. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2820) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, gentle sweetness with hints of candy sugar, faint honey and spice notes. Vaguely reminiscent of a Ttripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1985) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, fruit malt aroma, taste is light bitterness with some sweetness coming through, with a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leebotton (265) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Thanks to Bill, Sharps brewery.
330 ml bottle
Blood alc: 0 mg/100 ml

Light spice aroma with fresh zesty pine and lime, like a spicy citrus lager with honey and dusty cheese. Colour is very light golden straw. Flavour is very honey like, rich and sweet with subtle spice. That’s it really. Ok.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MPA (848) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber with off white head. Fennel aroma for sure. Also tangerine and powdered sugar (?). Yeasty as well. Flavour is sweet and fruity with tangerine notes, fennel and a spicy, bitter finish. Very nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4867) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
330ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear gold, thick white head. Floral and citrus hop aromas, light sweetness. Get a touch of fennel/anise, but if I wasn’t looking for it, not sure I’d have spotted it. Good bitter taste, and a more grassy herbal bitterness. Different, enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Liamrua (49) - Waterford, IRELAND - FEB 25, 2014
330ml bottle. 6.8%. Pours golden with 2 finger head which vanishes to nothing. Beautiful herbal fennel aroma, great balance of sweet herbal, honey, vanilla flavours matched by a balanced hoppiness. Strong carbination on the tongue and a lasting hop after taste which lingers. A Classic!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - DEC 3, 2013
Troppo maltata e dolce per una birra inglese. Non sono riuscito a distinguere nettamente l’aroma di finocchio, ma in compenso è percettibile una nota erbacea che la rende un po’ più complessa. Risultato discreto e apprezzabile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (1003) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
6.8% gold colour with a thin head, melon and apple aroma, not unlike Duvel in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triskaideka (194) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle at home. Poured golden with white head. Very reminiscent of Belgian blond beers (small print says this - but hard to see w/o glasses). Very yeasty - couldn’t discern the fennel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (1040) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 15, 2013
330ml bottle. Gold, lots of bubbles, big white rocky head. Grain, banana, a little clove spice. Flavour is very sweet, candi sugar, belgian yeast. Light body, very fizzy. Sweet, short finish. Too sweet.

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