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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular. Previously a Summer seasonal

Lightfoot Bitter was created as a tribute to Lightfoot Brewery, Masham which we acquired in 1919. The label and pump depict the Lightfoot Brewery’s celebrated cricket team – and while this beer definitely won’t give you the runs, it will score highly on the tastebuds.
This is a very pale, straw coloured ale, that uses a special malt to produce a pronounced ‘peach-like’ element to the aroma and palate, which is complemented by a floral hop character.
Brewed using a blend of traditional Fuggle, Golding and Bramling Cross hops.

Only ratings of the cask version should be entered here. The bottled version has a separate entry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Clear golden body. Light floral fruity aroma with grainy strawy notes. Dry-sweet fruity strawy taste with floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish fruity floral aftertaste ends in long, powerful dusty strawy finish. Nice and sessionable. (0.284l cask at The Bay Hotel, Robin Hoods Bay.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2013
Cask at GBBF. Orange-amber-gold color, frothy, loose bubbles. Nose of caramel, grass, citrus. Nice tangy hop flavors, grassy. Well-hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Cask at New Inn in Burnt Yates, UK. Hazy straw colored pour with a nice creamy white head. A bit of grassiness in the nose. Light pine hops and a hint of sourness, not in a bad way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (1245) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Cask at Cross Keys Handsworth Sheffield. Clear, straw colour. Tight white head. Faint hop and malt aroma. Tastes of not very much really, hint of lemon. Hint of pepper on the aftertaste. Thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3789) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Cask at the Fountain, Tipton. Rather slight bitter. Golden, with a nice mouthfeeling. Smoove, creamy. Not exciting, but I’m not sure I am either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (942) - ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Cask. Straw yellow with a thick cloud-white head. Smells of peaches and sweet malt. Tastes of peaches and sweet malt, with a dash of pepper and lemon. Pleasant enough with a strong finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (2202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
1 pint from cask @ The Bouverie. Pours clear golden with a low creamy head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is floral malts with some hops. Easy to drink, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3780) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Golden with a small creamy head that stays. Has a malty aroma but little taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Poure light and golden with a thin white head. Minimal aroma, flavour of absolutely no note whatsoever. Somebody might have once waved a picture of a hop at the fermenter, but it obviously didn’t catch on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7157) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Handpull, Great Western Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria, 15/02/13. Lager gold without bubbles; fine shaving foam top. Pale, lemony, straw aroma. Soft and mineral-driven with cereal milk notes; a honey and hay stillness; hints of aniseed. Throwaway.

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