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


on tap

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RATINGS: 140   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dogbomb (1152) - 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 (1105) - 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 (6842) - 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 (2636) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3277) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Cask in the Dacre Arms, Bransburton. Pours amber with a white head. A nice slightly fruity malty brew. A nice enough bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (1297) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Birratrovo in Como. Very drinkable beer. Nice bitter. Some malts, hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Cask@lyndon house hotel, walsall. Amber beer with a medium head. Aroma of yeast and malts. Taste is malts, caramel and dry hops. Ok beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
edsspoon (862) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
I think I got a bad pint of this so I’m not sure how fair I’m being. Slightly hazy amber with a thin white head which quickly fades and no lacing. Aroma is slightly vinegary with some caramel. Taste of hops, some vinegar, slight malt, caramel and a bit sweet. Thin and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (2611) - CROATIA - JAN 16, 2014
Cask in London, UK. Pours golden amber, malty aroma and taste. Watery. Average bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (4191) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2013
Cask at Theakston Brewery, Masham, September 2013. Fully golden colour, clear, with a condensed white head. Sweet, a little malt and caramel aroma, mildly bitter and easy to drink, smooth, medium-bodied, shortish malty bitter finish.

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