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Brewed by Three Tuns (John Roberts)
Style: Bitter
Bishops Castle, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
A golden bitter with light maltiness, comprising nutty and coffee flavours, leading to a refreshing medium/strong, spicy bitterness with a long-lingering finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Dark golden pour with an off white head. Nutty, spicy and complex for its strength. I wish all best bitters were this good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
Cask, Peterborough Fest 10. Golden with a thin foam. Aromas are biscuit and melon with spicy, herbal hops. Cereal malts with hints of woody pine. Flavours are dry biscuit malts with plenty of yeast and grassy hops. Pretty dry on the finish with pithy bitterness. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5908) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
On gravity at the Three Tuns Beer Festival, Bristol 2/07/10. Deep, clear gold in colour with a wispy white head. Aroma of sweetish malts and floral hops. Easy drinking, with some sweet malts, a hint of ash and lingering bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Prince Of Wales, Foxfield Mix Weekend 10/11/2007 Small white head. Floral and hoppy aroma. Golden coloured slightly pale and hoppy with some roast malt in a crisp and bitter finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Three Tuns Inn, Bishops Castle 10/07/2010 Some hop aroma. Golden coloured floral and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Festival ’08. Gold with white head. Light malty and dry bitter, slightly thinnish with a bready aroma and taste. All a little understated really, not one to blow the socks off but quite sessionable. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Cask at Coventry Beer Festival ’08. Golden with a white head. Malty aroma with some hop. Malty taste and a mid bitter finish. Pretty good session beer. 10/6/2006 Cask at Bedford BF ’06. Light gold with a small white head. Malty aroma and taste. Mid bitter finish. First beer of the evening, and a good one. Total Score: 3.6

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2005
Cask (handpump) at the Three Tuns, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, October 2005. A straw coloured session bitter. Not much aroma. Mellow and easy drinking. Soft malt dominates the palate, with low bitterness. Like the Three Tuns XXX that I tried just before it, there was a degree of sweetness that doesn’t sit too comfortably in this style of beer. A decent pint nonetheless, served in cracking condition.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2005
Wallington Festival. A beautiful fresh beer - lively with a fragrant hop bite and soothing with a smacking toffee base. Perfect balance. Superb beer in wonderful condition.


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