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Brewed by Son of Sid
Style: Fruit Beer
Sandy, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In ancient times “Chequers” berries were used to flavour ale, which is thought to be the origin of the Chequers as a pub name.
Local Chequers berries from Brampton wood, spelt wheat and autumn honey give this beer its autumn red colour and smooth, rich, fruity flavour. Enjoy a taste of “Chequers Past” Exclusively available at the Chequers for £9.50 a bottle, whilst stock last.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34742) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011

Bottle 500ml. w. swing top.

[ Trade by Fin ]. Clear medium to dark amber red color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, vintage, earth. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light light acidic and light moderate bitter with a long duration, berry, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours cloud dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of berries. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Easter Tasting, 2011. Pours muddy amber with no head. Honey, earth and dust. Off.. Cloying and thin.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisv10 (10886) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark brown/orange with tiny almost not existing beige head. Flavour is malt, fruit, bitter, little sweet, caramel and toffee.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear amber with hardly any head. The nose has burned caramel and a berry-like touch. Medium body, completely flat, again fruity and caramellish, slightly earthy/mouldy note underneath. Tart and dry. 160411

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are red berries, honey notes, caramel and malt.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (13348) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. It pours a ruby body, quite clear, and with just some bubbles on top, soon disappearing. Strange, fruity aroma that I really can’t point out what is. Some caramel breadyness too. The flavor is pretty much the same, a strange fruityness or berry flavor, quite bitter and with some bready, toffee malts. Quite earthy. Bitter finish. Medium to full body, dry. A strange one that I can’t say I appreciate. 110416

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14187) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle at home ... thanks to Fin for this one ... brown ... big bubbly tan head ... woody light chocolate roast malt nose ... big fruit front ... light toffee malts ... very fruity ...light creamy malts ...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk. Pours dark brown with a deep orange glare and a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight acidic and mild fruity. Slight phenolic, dark malty and roasted. Lingering fruity and slight hoppy into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle very kindly purchased and then shared by Hughie with myself, Loz and Isobel (Loz’s mum) at The Chequers, Little Gransden, Cambs’ 24.09.10 There is a wonderful story behind this beer which involves Bob (landlord and Son of Sid brewer) clambering high up trees picking these berries to make this beer, if you go to the pub you must ask him about it. The beer poured dark brown with a light beige head, there are dark, sticky fruits on the nose and perhaps a little of the honey that is mentioned is also shining through. The sticky fruits showing again, unripe dates, figs, its tangy with a nice bite, there is some bitter honey adding a bittersweetness to this and it finishes with a flurry of spent coffee grains, very likeable and very different. Thanks again Hughie for cracking this open. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8


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