Brewed by Sharps (MolsonCoors)
Style: Bitter
Wadebridge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Bottled, Pasteurised; Regular;

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedwoods42 (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
Lovely, sweet, simple tasting. Deep and crisp flavour that rolls off the tongue and begs you to have another bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogbomb (948) - ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear rusty amber with a decent, but fading off-white head. Nose is impressive, not hoppy but loads of melted caramel and toffee smells. Very lush. In the mouth a different story, though you still get the caramel and toffee, itís lost a little and itís as lush as the nose suggests. Not much bitterness to balance against that and it all peters out a bit too sharply... Could do with a bit more bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3885) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
From Jan 2009: Compared to its slightly weaker cask version this is a whole lot better in my eyes. Clear 500ml bottle with a long life left, I poured it into an íOld Speckled Hení pint vase. The body was a clear, bright amber. On top sat a good off-white foaming head, this stayed for a good while before fading away leaving lacing on the glass. Mild toffee aromas hit my nose, followed by a more normal (for UK Bitters) hop and malt smell. As the beer warmed it got sweeter but it started out with a bitter hop flavour which I enjoyed. Throughout it had a dry aftertatse. Couldnít call it full bodied, but it was no lightweight either. A long way from a great Bitter but overall about average for a bottled one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - APR 9, 2012
Mo mica tanto buona, aroma zero, sapore abbastanza buono ma insipido, caramellato. retrogusto inesistente.... bocciata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (988) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
4.3%, deep gold with a good head, malty aroma, good caramel malt taste, had two, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Clear copper with a good sized white head. Aroma is mellow and balanced, nothing really pops out, just the biscuit and caramel malts and slightly earthy hops expected from the style. Flavour follows with the same notes as the nose. Ultimately a pretty simple beer that doesnít ask for or require much analysis - and sometimes, thatís just what Iím looking for in a beer. Luckily, this was one of those times.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martin243 (785) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
500 ml bottle served cool in a shaker. Brown, thin off white head. vaguely toffeeish aroma, not much going on here. Thin palate, watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle @ home, shared by Joes. Clear amber color, small beige head. Smell malts, butter, soft caramellic toffee. Taste malts, lightly bitter. Watery texture, low to medium carbo, low body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
decent bottled bitter. pours burnt orange with no head and too much fizz! aroma of sewet malt. taste malty and toffee flavours. sweet finish. too much carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
probstblueribbon (2942) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
500 ml bottle shared by Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a tulip glass. 24SE11.

App.: Dirty, cloudy deep amber with an off-white rim. Aroma: Really odd, dirty, earthy, slight chemical note, some sulphur notes, borderline shit note, very oxidized fruit, wet ash, mainly gross. Palate: Medium body, nearly flat. Flav.: Some brown sugar, fruits, oxidized fruits, still a bit dirty, cardboard, wet ashes, a slightly spicy note; dry with minimal bitterness and a somewhat watery finish.

Doomed for sure.

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