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


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   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 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 (6342) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2008
Cask (Penny Black, Bicester)
Rich brown, sparkler head. Not lacking in subtlety, but alas lacking in sophistication. Punchy raw maltiness, a bit flat and oxidised. Probably old. Should rerate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAY 7, 2008
Cereal, malt and liquorice nose, some herbs. Sweetish. quite nice but I lost interest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2008
Light yellow oclored, little yellow head. Lemony, soapy aroma with some berries and hoppy bitterness. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor starts with slight chocolate and fruits, aftertaste turns to finely bitter with still some chocolate. Well, good one, still slightly watery palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Thistle Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland, 15.08.05, draught and very cold, but I drank it with dinner. The color is dark amber and the head has big bobbles. The aroma is hoppy with notes of caramel, and the flavour has notes of aroma hops, caramel and a bit of fruit. The bitterness is nice, and it’s an really OK Bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - 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 (565) - 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 (7150) - 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.

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