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


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Full bodied, very drinkable, session beer. Bronze coloured, with a perfect balance of fruity hops and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4148) - 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. Didnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - 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 wasnít 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 isnít a heavy or thick drink, but it isnít watery either. íJust the ticketí 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5289) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 27, 2012
Cask at the Tontine Hotel, Ironbridge. This reminds me of the beer my Dad used to drink, but better. A classic English bitter that begs to be served on the warm side. It hardly touches the back of my throat! The slightly fruity aftertaste is its signature. Pour me another Landlord! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (5065) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Dry finish with a mild rustic taste, has some nose to it. Dark amber in colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1346) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2011
On cask at Hanmer Arms, Hanmer, Shropshire. A good session ale, quite fruity with a balanced finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedees (15) - ENGLAND - APR 3, 2009
Cask at the Three Pigeons Nescliffe. Maly sweet with a tint of hops. Standard bitter. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10973) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest í08. Amber with no head. Pretty straightforward, up and down dry bitter. Malty, biscuity with a modicum of hops. Probably Fin is right here, it doesnít travel too well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (8005) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2007
Cask at the Admiral Benbow, Shrewsbury, Salop, 19-10-07 Another corker from Stonehouse, looking at some of their ratings one can only conclude they either donít travel too well, I had them quite close to their stomping ground, or this pub was keeping them in tip top nick, I think a combination of the two maybe. This beer poured amber again it had that soft malty aroma of its stronger stablemate Cambrian Gold. The taste was instantly toffee/fudge but with good bitterness towards the end with a nice citrussy hoppiness about it. A great session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2007
Cask @ Beer Circus, Croydon. Golden / amber colour. Aroma is malty / nutty with a hoppy citrus buttery flavour and finish. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
Cask @ Beer circus. Malty sweet and moderately dry. Hoppy with a dry fininsh.

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