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Spitting Feathers Special Ale

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Brewed by Spitting Feathers
Style: Bitter
Chester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Complex malty dark ruby beer, full malt taste balances well with hop bitterness and fruit flavours.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1410) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Dark brown in colour, malty with taste of toast and some toffee on the palate

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
A - light toffee and caramel A - dark gold and frothy T - sweet P - mid and soft O - o.k.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - OCT 25, 2011
Sweet malt with plums, blackcurrent, toffee smell. light oily body. Spice, wood, caramel, light fruit and grassiness. Medium rust auburn. Bitter sweet finish. Good but a little synthetic.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2010
Dark brown non-carbonated special ale. Tasted from tap in a pub in Chester. Very hoppy for an ale, which gives it a surprising dry and refreshing bitter finish. Decent English beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. Spicy malt nose, hazy auburn, pours a small toffee head. Flavour is a bold malt, red plums, caramel with woody notes. Medium bodied, very nicely balanced, quite spicy, dry. Great beer for the abv, almost seems like a Winter Ale!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, keller, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090804]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... copper ... light malt ... light sweet toffee nose ... very light smokey roast malt .

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Deep golden colour, not much head. Aroma is nutty, fruity, honeyish and also has some grassyness in it. Flavour is hops, grass, mild vegetables and some hints of yeast. Quite dry and "dullish" bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
GBBF 2009. Pleasant drinking ale with some chocolate notes. Nice. Good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’08. Red amber with white head. A good full flavoured bitter, darker roast with a slight powdery note. Some roasty bitterness, an orange zest, a little oily hop. Good reasonable stuff.


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