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The Whole Hop Stag Bitter

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Formerly brewed at McMullen
Style: Bitter
Hertford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Special - 2008
A classic golden brown country ale, brewed using a combination of crystal and amber malts, with single variety English Fuggle aroma hops creating a pronounced floral hop aroma, with a clean fresh flavour.

Available to buy from Monday 29th September to Friday 28th November 2008.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
Cask (handpump) at the Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus, October 2008. McMullens downsized their brewing operations in 2006, selling the surplus land to Sainsbury’s and re-christening the brewery "The Whole Hop Brewery". This was the first beer I had seen I had seen that gave prominence to the new name - most of the beers still bear the McMullens badge. Not sure whether this is a one-off or a regular Autumn seasonal. A handsome beer - golden amber with a moderate, but lasting head. Otherwise a fairly standard best bitter with the emphasis on dry malt. Touches of berry fruit on the palate with a slightly bitter tang on the finish, Not much in the way of Autumnal character - mellow fruitfulness and all that - but a perfectly respectable and quaffable bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Spice of Life, London</i>
Amber color, thin creamy head. The aroma is lightly yeasty, as the flavor is. Some caramel flavor, very light apple touch, no special hopping. Easy and not in prime conditions.


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