Brewed by Sonnet 43
Style: Brown Ale
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Bottled & Cask - Regular.;
A very moreish rosy brown beer. Quite a simple brew for those who like their beer mild and fruity with flavours of malt and toffee blending well with a pleasant light bitterness.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strawman (26) - - FEB 26, 2013
Cask, Hartlepool. Light copper colour, certainly not brown. Sweet malt on the palate, but my problem with this was a serious one. An overpowerring smell of Isinglas finings, and also a slight taste of the same. The beer was exceptionally clear, but there was clearly too much isinglas added to the gyle. Put me off having any more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. It’s definitely brown (russet) with a decent off-white head. Nose is nutty and malty cereals. There’s a little chocolate in the taste, more nuts (hazelnuts), touch of toffee and it’s all a little dry. Sharp, short bitterish finish. Quite a decent brown ale, all told :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
4.7% deep ruby red colour with a good head, fruity aroma and bitter fruity taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2014. Russet. Brown ape digestive biscuit. not much hop. Ok. Biscuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1397) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Cask at the York Tap, York. Medium off white head. Clear light copper body. Passion fruit, citrus, spice, wheat, banana, fruit, white sherbet, some caramel, some grass. Bittersweet, some tang. Dry finish. Slightly watery palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (628) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask in Smith’s Tavern, Ashbourne. Chestnut coloured ale with a thin white head. Flavours of tea, coffee and a little nuttiness. Quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5923) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 5/3/2014. Deep, reddish brown with a decent, off-white head. Nutty malts, some caramel sweetness, a hint of chocolate, some orange and berry fruits and a gentle finish. A good brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (909) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
500ml bottle from the Crafty Pint, Darlington. Pours a clear copper-brown ruby colour, initial foamy tan head that quickly dissipates away and aroma of malt, toffee, fruity. Taste is malty, sweet, with dark fruits, toffee & caramel and a light lingering bitterness. Slightly watery smooth mouth feel, light to medium bodied, medium cabonation, warming finish. Nicely balanced, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (2975) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Bottle at Pearls Bar in the Great Western Hotel in Hartlepool. This is a very dark red ale in colour with no head. It has a sweet aroma and a milder but still sweet taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1176) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Very malty without too much hop, hints of toffee and chocolate. Would be better if the body was fuller but still a good pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (697) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Sample at the Schooner, Gateshead. Mid brown with an off white head. Caramel biscuit arome. Caramel and red fruit flavour with a plasticky hint. Bitter finish a bit at odds with the style. O.K.

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