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Brewed by Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd)
Style: Bitter
Walsall, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available in bottle. Previously 4.5%.
Brewed at Highgate following the closure of Smiles Brewery in 2004. The brand was subsequently acquired by HWBC Limited, which took over Highgate in 2010.

This fusion of selected malts and hops, Challenger, Styrian Golding, creates an ale of the finest quality. The addition of Fuggles hops late in the brewing results in a delicate aroma sensation on the tongue as befits a beer formulated for the elite in the British Empire.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze in Brigg. Amber gold, good fluffy white head and moderate condition. Initial peppery hop in the nose then a building worty maltiness with hints of horlicks. Thin and malty sweet in the mouth with some gentle hop floweriness, low hop and soft malt in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34743) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
Cask Handpump. Clear orange color, short head. Aroma is moderately hoppy, grainy. Bitter taste and palate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Station Buffet, Stalybridge 16/11/2001 Golden coloured with citurs aroma. Poured lively. Full hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Unicorn, Altrincham (JDW) 24/06/2003 Golden coloured slightly pale and hoppy. Some dryness in a malt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 5, 2006
I just had it last night. It was a little sweet in smell, but bitter in taste. The colour is interesting, and cloudy before settling. Strange beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13591) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2005
Cask at County Hotel (JDW) Ashford. Amber in colour, some perfumed hops on nose. Acidic in mouth and on end. Bit ordinary until you get a smack of tangy hops on the end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DanielBrown (3781) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2005
Hand pulled at the British Oak, Stirchley, Birmingham. Bright yellow/orange with a foamy top. Caramel mainly, with a some slight pepper dryness. Fairly bitter, but not interesting enough and nothing like an IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2004
Clear orange color, short head. Aroma is moderately hoppy, grainy. Bitter taste and palate. (tnx caesar for notes)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5054) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
Clear orange color, short head. Aroma is moderately hoppy, grainy. Bitter taste and palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
Draught. Nice lacing left on the glass. This is a nice hoppy beer, with some sweet notes, perhaps caramel and toffee. Dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2004
An amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is nicely hoppy. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, and aroma as well as bitter hops. A fine IPA.


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