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


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3684) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2008
On cask at Punch Tavern, London. Gold colour. Hoppy and eggy. Smooth. Flavour of coriander. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2007
Nitro-keg at the Waterton Park Hotel, Wakefield 22/08/2007. A golden colour with a floral aroma. Taste is floral with light citric undertones. Smooth to drink. A simple, easy-drinking bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
Cask at The Whitelocks Pub, Leeds. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size lasting creamy white head. Nice lacing. Mild aroma of sweet malt, fruit and light hops. Slightly sweet, malty, fruity flavour with some light hops and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good, I wish it was a bit hoppier but nevertheless it’s a good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2007
Tasty session bitter - deep copper with small creamy head, light tangy hops, biscuity. Mouthfeel a little thin but smooth as silk - a good pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Pale amber coloured ale, light hop nose, with a light fruity malt with little bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
[CASK: The Salisbury Ale House, Manchester 24/06/06] As the main brew for Theakstons I can help but wish for a bit more... This is just my opinion. This is a popular ale and is quite tasty. I myself prefer something a little stronger. Not bad, just not great either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
Pretty good for a norther brew; not the usually dishwaters served up by Yorkshire. Fairly hoppy and bitter, if a touch flat and bland. stereotypical mud brown bitter colour. Not too bad at all!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
Red amber pour. Juicy grapefruit, leafy tea hoppiness with wheaty biscuit afters. Pleasant and hugely sessionable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
cask at Red Lion Inn, London: aroma is slightly malty with some fruit in the backround. pours a dark copper color with typical white cask head. the flavor is of sweet malt that is slightly sickly, and some hop bitterness and fruit. Not a favorite of mine. thin palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
Cask @ JDW, Heathrow. Pours a copper colour with a small off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hints of hops. Fruity malty slightly bitter flavor. Malty bitter finish.

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