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Formerly brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd)

Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
Brewed at Highgate following the closure of Smiles Brewery.

A traditional Bristol/West Country brew created around the time of the introduction of hops to the beer process. The origins of the first hopped beers are reflected in the aroma, colour and taste of this ale. A pale amber hue with a faint aroma of fresh Fuggles hops, this clean, balanced and rounded ale, leaves a subtle dry finish and a thirst for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Mill Hotel, Chester 21/03/2003 Copper amber coloured with some sour fruit aroma. Nutty flavour. Hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the GBBF, 2004.
Amber with no head to mention. Stagnant tap water aroma which isn’t necessarily a criticism. A basic bitter with some west-country nuances.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2004
Pale bronze/amber colour. A good, clean, straightforward bitter. Tasty and well balanced. Enough said. Would make an excellent session beer. Cask, GBBF 2004.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2002
Tested cask conditioned. Starts off with biscuty malt flavours. Through the pint the hop flavours come through, ending with a very bitter, but pleasent finish.

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