Brewed by Theakston
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
Changed from 3.6% to 3.8% in 2004.
Previously brewed under contract at John Smiths at Tadcaster due to lack of capacity at Masham. Production returned to Masham in 2009.
This fine, golden coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With a good bitter-sweet balance this beer has a robust hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggles and dry hopping strain Golding to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2005
Nitrokegged in the Waterhead hotel, Ambleside. If it had any beerlike aroma it was masked by the nitro and the cold serving temperature. Flavour inoffensive, but I should have gone for wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fr21555 (4) - USA - MAY 6, 2005 does not count
One of the greatest ales there are. It’s certainly one of my favorites if not #1. An excellent session beer when you can find it well kept.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 15, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Fruity aroma. Very nice flavour. Hoppy, herbal. spicy and bitter. Full bodied. I was very surprised to read all the bad ratings of this great brew. Very underrated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Agreeable malty aroma and good colour though head was thinnish. Flavour had pleasant notes of citrus but the finish lacked the bitterness I wanted. Would buy it again if I was thirsty. 2.1.08 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Buttered toast malt aroma. Sweet fruity taste. Some bitterness. Pretty sound. Rated 3.3

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Very below average bitter, no real body, or head. It is fairly easy to drink, however you end up getting bored half way through it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DanielBrown (3805) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2004
Hand pulled at Moon in the Square (JDW), Bournemouth, due to lack of anything else. Very thin, light brown Bitter. Very light on flavour, but slightly compelling. An enjoyable toffee feeling. In comparison with other smaples, I’m sure this would suffer, but in isolation, it was an OK session beer, in the traditional sense.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2004
Cask conditioned at Greencoat Boy, London. Not much character because of lack of hoppy bitterness. Nice looking but forgettable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 Draught. Bland, watery, slight bitterness. Not a great beer, but just about drinkable if you want to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2004 Cask conditioned, The Falcon (JD Wetherspoons), High Wycombe, Bucks.(Handpump, tight sparkler). Similar to the Worthington’s sampled during the same meal (sweet/malty), this was more fruity A very good beer, that didn’t suffer from the stewed hops often seen in northern brews.. Very underrated I feel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Tap at The Central, St.Andrews. Amber Coloring. Small Head. Okay Bitter....One to blitz with I guess.

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