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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
A Mes rate. Cask at the Bree Louise. Golden brown. No head. Bland appley aroma. Similar flavour with a mineral note in the finish and some late bitterness. Boring below par bitter rather than best bitter if you ask me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5297) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2010 (draught) clear golden colour with a creamy white head. light aroma of banana, pale malts, bread dough and herbal hops. surprisingly dominant flavour of piney, floral hops, along with white bread, notes of banana and grainy pale malts. light to medium body with smooth carbonation and a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (12395) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
A golden amber ale with a thick off white head. A pleasant caramel malt aroma. In mouth, a light bodied ale with nice British hops, however, lacks in body and malt. Light resinous hops do come out later. On tap at JD Wetherspoon, Heathrow, Mid Nov. 2006. 2.69 pounds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1884) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Appearance: Clear dark golden. Little bit of white head. Aroma: Hops and slightly lemony. Some fruit. Taste: Quite bitter. Some malt and fruit. Standard stuff. Dry. Info: 1/3 pint, 8/8-2008, 181/300

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (7570) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2008
chiara schiuma media leggera maltata luppolo rinfrescante molto leggera ma non molta aromatica mediamente amara

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Cask. Aroma is wood and flowery hops along with some slight sourness to it. Flavour is sweetish sour redberries along with some wooden dryness. Long berryish aftertaste along with some sour apples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear golden with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with apples and peach and floral hops. Sweet flavor with apples and caramel notes. Mild hints of hops to finish is bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
On tap, creamy brown pour, small cream head. Drink is surprisingly watery, some bitter flavour but nothing to excite you. Dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (6065) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
(Draught in Douglas on 2008-07-05) Pale amber. Clear. Medium-sized dense white head. Light malty nose. Light to medium palate with some carbonation. Some malts and lightly bitterness in taste. Watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
Cask at the Peacock, Nottingham. This is a copper coloured bitter with a very thin, watery consistency. Both the aroma and flavour are dominated by bready, grainy malt without much bitterness. I found it rather boring.

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