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


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2007
Tasty session bitter - deep copper with small creamy head, light tangy hops, biscuity. Mouthfeel a little thin but smooth as silk - a good pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Pale amber coloured ale, light hop nose, with a light fruity malt with little bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
[CASK: The Salisbury Ale House, Manchester 24/06/06] As the main brew for Theakstons I can help but wish for a bit more... This is just my opinion. This is a popular ale and is quite tasty. I myself prefer something a little stronger. Not bad, just not great either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
Pretty good for a norther brew; not the usually dishwaters served up by Yorkshire. Fairly hoppy and bitter, if a touch flat and bland. stereotypical mud brown bitter colour. Not too bad at all!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
Red amber pour. Juicy grapefruit, leafy tea hoppiness with wheaty biscuit afters. Pleasant and hugely sessionable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
cask at Red Lion Inn, London: aroma is slightly malty with some fruit in the backround. pours a dark copper color with typical white cask head. the flavor is of sweet malt that is slightly sickly, and some hop bitterness and fruit. Not a favorite of mine. thin palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (22676) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
Cask @ JDW, Heathrow. Pours a copper colour with a small off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hints of hops. Fruity malty slightly bitter flavor. Malty bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 4, 2006
Found this beer rating in an old suit the other day, so it’s from several months ago. Cask. Pulls a dark amber, thick white head, almost nitro style. Nose is slightly macrobrewery malt, hops, pine cone? Tastes malty, some sweet hoppy bitterness, and finishes bitter. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
(Cask at Carnarvon Castle, Liverpool, 26 July) Colour is amber with frothy head. Nose is malty and nutty with a neutral caramel aroma. Taste is malty and nutty with dried fruit and some artificial tasting caramel. A bit sweet and hints of hops in the finish (did they only dry hop the beer?). Not bad, probably better than when it was under the wings of Scotish Courage, but still a fairly boring brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2006
Not as red in body as previous bitters a touch more preferable, a little bit smoother but once again nothing standing out too much, some dried fruit in taste.

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