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Theakston Black Bull Bitter

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


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular.
This bitter was originally brewed to commemorate our original pub and brewhouse. It was so popular we kept on brewing it and made it a permanent member of our classic ale range. More bitter than Best, this refreshing beer is hopped using traditional Golding hops.
A bright amber bitter, well attenuated to give a crisp, refreshingly dry taste. The late and dry-hopping with Golding hops ensures a pronounced citrus fruit flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (2238) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
From cask at Navigation, Mirfield, on The Transpennine Real Ale Trail with KL and LH 09.05.15. Dark golden. Uneven, but persisten, off-white head and lacing. Moderate aroma, with hints of English hops and pale malt. Fruity and similar taste, also with tropical fruits. Low bitterness. A bit too fruity and with too little taste of malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Cask @ Bullers Arms. Brixham ,Devon. Low boost brown. Brown piano shade. Yeasty, citrus and caramel malt. Palate is butterscotch , boiled sweets, Apple esters , dry peppery kiss . It’s ok . I like Theakston old for sentimental reasons so I always kinda expect good things from a theakston beer ,but this is a tad mild for my palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1699) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a brown colour, classic tasting bitter in the Yorkshire tradition, overall well balanced and sessionable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
Cask (Black Bull, Masham) - Amber in colour. Raisins, sultanas and caramel in the aroma. Fruity and malty taste with notes of caramel, raisins and dried apricot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask @ Navigation Tavern, Mirfield. Copper-amber with a thick creamy head. Small floral berry aroma but a neutral taste that’s maybe good for a session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2013
Cask at Theakston Brewery, Masham, September 2013. Dark brown, clear, with dark white head. A little chocolate and wet earth aroma, bitter chocolatey taste and a little liquor. Light body, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Cask @ Clarendon Leicester. Boring Brown Bitter. Watery, thin white head. Aroma is malt, slightly citrus. Thin palate, bitterness to end. I've had it now. It's not un drinkable but it is dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
Medium creamy offwhite head. Clear amber body. Resiny pine needle aroma with floral wild berry notes. Dryish floral wooden caramel taste with earthy prunes notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dry leather and prunes aftertaste with earthy spicy notes. Decent, but a bit musty and boring. (0.284l cask at The Blue Boar, York.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Cask. Pours copper with a good white head. Smells malty. Tastes malty and wishy-washy. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1117) - ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Cask. Copper like a well brewed builders tea. Thick offwhite head. Sweet malty head with some sugary elements. Tastes like a "proper" British bitter. Hints of tea, ash, lemon, wood and "pub". Finish is smooth and it's pretty decently tasty.

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