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Stonehouse Station Bitter

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Brewed by Stonehouse
Style: Bitter
Oswestry, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Full bodied, very drinkable, session beer. Bronze coloured, with a perfect balance of fruity hops and roasted malt.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Stonehouse Station Bitter ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, honey, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, warm sugary - honey, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130813]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Cask @ Coach & Horses, Shrewsbury. Has a light sweetness with a faint fruity bitterness. A pleasant, if rather unremarkable, bitter. Will attempt to re-rate from a bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at home... Copper... Thin white head.... Soft toffee... Light soapy.. Soft fruits... Light fruits... Very dull and not quite right

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5659) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
ambrata discreto amaro note maltate leggermente torrefatte cereale tostato discreto corpo

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small whie head. Aroma is honey, light herbal. Mild fruity, toasted malty and smooth. Lingering fruity and toasted malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (891) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Unpretty golden brown. Aroma is flowery yet sturdy. Heavenly taste which plays with you, using light hoppy caramel notes. Mouthfeel full as ya like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2814) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2013
50cl bottle from the Spar in Rhos on Sea. This was definitely the best of the 4 beers from this brewery that I found there - there’s plenty of toffee, biscuits, even hints of ginger and dark chocolate. These come through on both taste and aroma. The palate is close to medium in body and it achieves that crunchy texture and clean finish I want in a Bitter. Well brewed, sir!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 6, 2013
I loved this. A great medium body, well balanced and fully rounded traditional bitter. Ends with fruity bitter hop flavours which linger in the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4064) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Cask.A rare cask rating for me but surprisingly pleasant. Tried whilst stopping at The Old Hand and Diamond at Coedway near Shrews bury. Lovely clear appearance with a fruity flavour and a bitter Finnish. Didn’t know its strength until checking the pump clip the next day.Surprised to find out its relatively modest strength as it had plenty of body. A good one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4042) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Feb 2008 from BA: Brown 500ml bottle containing a bottled condition English Bitter. I had the pleasure of visiting the brewery and cottage to pick this and their other beers up last Saturday, it is set in an idilic spot close to the English/Welsh border in a little village. The beer was poured into a straight sleeved pint glass. Deep amber body with a very, very slight haze, maybe some sediment got into the glass? The head never really got going and what was on top at the end of the pour had almost all gone before I picked up the glass to smell it. A pleasant hoppy, fruity (apples and pears) aroma. Stronger than a lot of English bitters. There is a good honest bitterness to this beer, it has a full flavour for a beer of only 3.9%. Although it was bottle conditioned it wasn’t fizzy or over cabonated, it was almost like a cask bitter, which of course is what they are aiming at. I thought this a delightful bitter and the fruitiness stayed within the mouthfeel for some time, it isn’t a heavy or thick drink, but it isn’t watery either. ’Just the ticket’ as it says on the label. Glad i went out and found the place, I have two more of their beers to try. I hope they are as good as this one was.


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