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


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1256) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
When served well, surprises you. Basic bitter, very flavourful - simultaneously fruity and medicinal. A surprise bitter/sour twinge on the way down. A taste of history.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
Cask at the Observatory Bar, Manchester airport. Pours brown gold with a small head. Aroma is a bit yeasty, bready malt and a touch of banana. Taste is bready malt to start with a spicy yeast finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (2748) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
1 pint from cask @ Chichester Arms. Pours clear golden with a low creamy head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is malts with some fruits and a slightly hoppy finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2007) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
Summer 2011 in England. Pours amber with a nice small head. Aroma toffee, some malts. Slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbierlover (620) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
Clear red body, small white head. Aroma is biscuits, with some grassy notes. clear in mouth, some metallic aftertaste. a nice bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
subcombicio (167) - Marghera, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
Una buona bitter che fa partire bene la serata. Amaro secco classico delle bitter inglesi, che persiste anche minuti dopo averla finita. Spinata in pompa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1245) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
On draught at the Angel in Beverley. Orange-amber with a bubbly creamy head. Bitter, tangy with a bit of fruit cake. Smooth and fruity. Fair floral hop aroma.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Light coloured bitter which is well balanced, quite refreshing after two more dark bitters

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (5478) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Glowing golden ale with nice creamy head, doesn’t quite feel like a best bitter in taste or texture, but its light character is drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (13592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Cask at The Ship Tavern, London. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Dry, crunchy toast malts on the nose with hints of dry leaves as well. Light sweet flavor, pretty dry with dull toast, wood, dry leaves, faint citrus and toasty sugar. Light bodied with average carbonation. Decent condition. Semi-dry to finish and lightly crisp, though also somewhat watery, with toasty and crunchy malts and dried leaves. Bland.

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