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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1551) - AUSTRIA - APR 6, 2012
Solid clear copper with a white lacy head. Smell of caramel malt with light hops. Light thin body. Taste of caramel malt, with a bitter hop finish. Simple but very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
First tasted this in the Winnock Hotel, Drymen in June 1987. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thick creamy off white head. Sparkling orange peel note in the short refreshing aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a juicy digestive biscuit base with tangy fruit notes of thick cut marmalade and lemon fruit. Spicy hop resins give a dry floral note to the long bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty and zesty with soft citrus flavours sparkling in the throat. An excellent session bitter and well recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
birrabona (203) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2011
on tap. beautiful amber lit, light, soft. soft aroma, however, alive and healthy.alla spina in carboazoto. bella ambrata accesa, leggera, morbida. soft aromatica, comunque viva e sana.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olio (5302) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask @ Theakston.
Rated on 20110724.
Aroma of mild fruits, grass and citrus. Flavour is the same. Boring.
3212

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (1880) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
Pale amber with a medium white head. Fruity with some hop notes. Fruit, malt and hops. Medium to light body with dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
superflyguy (421) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
looks like beer, tastes like beer. it is beer! but nothing else. malt and caramel notes and a little fruit. not very bitter. very average, but drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Had it this after a half of XB and think it lacked a bit taste wise. Very average sort of bitter and that’s what I give it, average ratings, however not a beer I’d turn down a pint of!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenmanalishi (448) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
A very middle-of-the road malty, caramel bitter. Better than John Smiths, but in that kind of sessionable but bland bracket.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
txspartan (945) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
Maybe companies should refrain from labelling something as ’best’, when really, it isn’t.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
@ Queen Hotel, Swansea. Amber. Thick sparkler head. Mellow malty character with a mild caramel accent on the palate. Quick, sessionable pint. The nose has a nice spicy hop accent.


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