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


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Quite a subtle aroma. A little malty with hoppy undertones. A little cloudy dark amber colour. Quite hoppy tasting with a quite honey aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Baramba (710) - ITALY - OCT 16, 2014
On tap. Hazy golden with creamy white head. Creamy texture, not really bitter, too sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lele (356) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 27, 2014
E’ la prima volta che assaggio una Bitter. Dicono che questa sia la Bitter per antonomasia. Sinceramente spero di no, anche se è comunque abbastanza gradevole. Colore è biondo un po’ opaco e leggermente ambrato. Schiuma finissima (più che un cappuccino) e persistente. Aroma poco pronunciato, fresco e luppolato. Al palato si avverte soprattutto l’interessante luppolo Fuggle, utilizzato per la birra. Si avverte anche un leggero speziato. Retrogusto leggermente amarognolo. Corpo leggero e abbondantemente acquoso. Birra molto rinfrescante e dissetante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JefVerstraete (2712) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
Cask @ pub in Wooler. Hazy golden colour, white foam. Creamy mouth feel. Aroma of soap and caramel, some sweet hints. Bitter finish. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Kolor bursztynowy, idealnie klarowne. Piana gesta, powoli opada, zostawia cienka obraczke i minimalnie oblepia szklo. W aromacie intensywny karmel i owocowe estry, calkiem intensywny aromat chmielowy - dominujace pomelo, dalej lodygowosc, trawa i ziola. W smaku dosc nijakie, lekko karmelowe, przypiekane i orzechowe, intensywny smak spalonego plastiku. W odczuciu pelne i idealnie gladkie. Goryczka srednia, lekko lodygowo sciagajaca, aromat glownie pomelo, dalej trawa i ziola. Wysycenie bardzo niskie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Cask Howard Arms Carlisle. Semi sweet beer, creamy texture, with light grassy and bready notes. Smooth - its lost its harsh tang from its days on Tyneside - with some very soft lemon flavour in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dogbomb (1144) - ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask. Hazy gold with a cream head. Nose is soapy and malty. Taste is bitter and slightly lemon and damp dishcloths. Flat and passable, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Silvan7 (1029) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 22, 2014
On tap @ Ovidius Busto Arsizio. Spillata con CO2, risulta ambrata, limpida (dopo che l’impatto con il getto potentissimo della spina è stato assorbito) dalla schiuma bianca fnissima e peristente, quasi cremosa. Profumo poco intenso, frutta secca (noci/nocciole), thé, malto, luppolata classicamete all’inglese. Gusto secco, abbastanza amaro, con qualche nota di caramello. lievissimo fruttato agrumato in sottofondo. Poco calda, quasi per nulla carbonata, non molto rotonda. Poco equilibrata, ma abbastanza armonica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6515) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
Cask (Black Bull, Masham) - Copper in colour. Biscuity malt, earthy hops and toffee in the aroma. Biscuity, nutty and malty taste with raisins and caramel detected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Cask Lyndon house hotel Walsall. Amber colour decent white head lacing. Aroma is pepper malts. Taste is same sweet malt finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Ok stuff.

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