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Brewed by Surrey Hills
Style: Bitter
Dorking, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular.
The flagship beer is pale in colour with a subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The wonderful hop bitterness is complemented by a balanced malt flavour. The beer has a long finish, which is moderately dry.


Mungo's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, - JUL 11, 2008
Cask conditioned @ Black Swan, Martyrs Green. Green hop character, slightly rough bitterness. Some yeasty farts. Not in the best condition but this was an unwelcoming foody ’pub’ where most of the clientele seemed to be drinking wine. 2.4
Cask conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton. Much better condition. Bitter leafy hops and dry malts. Full lasting bitterness. 3.3


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4178) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Cask @ The White Swan, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Malt nose, medium bodied with an underlying grainy flavour and slightly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, earthy, hay, floral, citrus notes. Fruity hop flavor, grassy, citrus, some hay.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1821) - WALES - SEP 3, 2014
Cask at the Eagle Clapham. Clear yellow, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is light and malty. Body is medium to light with a touch of carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is light toffee malt, bit of fruit peel dryness, soft bitterness in the finish. Drinkable but quite bland.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, bitter, lightly grainy and hayish. Average body and carbonation. Not bad, but not great either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (352) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at the Jolly Coopers, Epsom. Amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma, bitter finish. Very drinkable bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Draft at GBBF 2013, Day 3 - London. Pours clear gold with a mellow, white cream head. The nose has ripened citrus and light wood. Light sweet flavor with moderate dry bread, some citrus, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition, it is worth noting. Clean finish with light bitter hay, bread. Super sessioner, this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2249) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
Clear dark orange with off-White foam head. Aroma is not to strong, Some grapefruit indeed. Taste is very smooth, nice bitter. Went well with sandwich in pub. (Reading 201311) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
15th August 2013
GBBF Day 3. Almost clear gold beer. Little pale cream coloured head. Light dry palate with fine carbonation. Fresh! Light pale malt. Noble hop spice. Light dry finish with a decent bitter linger. Hangs together very well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1838) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013 15/08/13. Pours a gold colour with a white head. Light to medium body, mild carbonation. Some honey, a little toast, lightly malty, a little caramel. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Cask at gbbf 2013. Aroma is oxidised malt. Chalky English yeast esters. . stale malt slightly paper . OK but boring. Bottle in Dorking. Better than I remember, nice crisp lemon floral hop pale malt backbone light biscuit.


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