Brewed by Kite
Style: Bitter
Rhondda Cynon Taff / Mid Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask and bottle; Regular
A bitter with an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop aroma. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruit notes alongside subtle undertones of roasted flavours. Known as Bluestone Bitter in England and Cwrw Gorslas in Wales.

Iznogud's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1549) - - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at The Gatekeeper, Cardiff. Pours amber with small white head. Malty caramel and fruity aroma. Fruity and toffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Amber brown with an off white foam. Weetabix malts with earthy apple and a light black tea nuttiness. Some lemon with a light, roasted and toast character. Nice palate. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
500m. In a pint. This won a CAMRA gold medal in 2011 , which is mad crazy. This beer is a soulless malty Bitter . Notes of nutty peanut shells , caramel, earthy resin hops , buttercotch, vanilla . its easy to drink but dull as fucken hell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11391) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival ’15. Amber with white head. This proved to be a really simple malty bitter, reasonably dry, leafy, earthy hop note in the background. It’s okay.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 3, 2015
Aroma: Medium hops, floral, fruity. Medium malt, caramel, toasty. Appearance: Clear copper body. Small, off-white head. fair retention. lacing. Flavour: Medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium-light hops, floral. Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Dry finished with lingering bitterness. Overall: Very nice! Well balanced, easy drinking. Need more! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3rd beer in my ’home alone’ tasting evening on 14th Mar 2015. 500ml bottle poured into a UK pint sleeve, it looked lovely, a clear light amber body with a full and lasting white foamy head. Malty based nose with a splattering of hoppiness easing into the aroma: the taste similar. The malts do rule the flavours but only just, this is nicely balanced and easy to drink. Another winner from Wales!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Cask at the Eli Jenkins, Swansea as ’Cwrw Gorslas’. Short review due to bar conversation. Pretty clear amber, small foamy white head, very thick full lacing. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is fruity, resin, soft bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchad56 (127) - - NOV 25, 2014
Goden colour with a thin head - steady carbonation when poured - sweet pleasant aroma, refreshing yet no great lasting taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask @ No Sign Bar, Swansea. Pours copper with a bit of head. Aroma of crystal malt and blueberries. Sweet fruity but balanced initial taste which is followed by a bitter finish. Pleasant lingering aftertaste. Refreshing but not so much flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Cask at the Hen Orsaf, Aberystwyth. A pretty standard tasting bitter. A touch of sweetness with some biscuit and caramel flavours, but nothing to make it stand out from the crowd.

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