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


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2470) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6066) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Pale amber with a loose white head; citrus aroma; lemon citrus taste; and a dry, lightly bitter finish. A simple and straightforward golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma of straw, malts, hops and hay. Flavour straw, butter, twigs, quite herbal. Herbal finish, straw, lingering bitter.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14044) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2015
Cask (Eagle Ale House, Clapham) (6:3+:6:3+:13-=3.1+)
Pale orange, brief head. Sweet malty aroma. Dry bitter palate. Simple malts. Pretty boring, but nothing wrong at all. A classic English malty bitter. Maybe a bit twiggy. Was a little flat in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramell citrus hoppy floral aroma. Fruity hoppy grassy and some hay flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Eagle, Battersea on 14 Jun 2012. Poured a clear, mid golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of light malt, tropical fruit and floral hops. Soft fruit in the flavour, with some pineapple and biscuit. Finish was toffee, bread and grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
Cask. Clear golden with a small good lacing off white head. Dry flowers, wood, bread, lemon. Medium body, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Long light dry and bitter hoppy finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6559) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14267) - 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.

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