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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
A renowned beer from a recipe passed down by the Roberts family who owned the brewery for several generations; a pale-straw-coloured, premium bitter with simple, light malty-sweetness, delicately balanced with light bitterness of floral, earthy character.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Wednesday. Clear golden - white head. Nice bitterness, high fruity, lovely hoppy, mild malty, high bitterness, light malty sweetness. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Goldeny amber colour, small white head. roma is fruits, wood, earth, some bread and mild hayish notes. Flavour is honey, caramel, mild wood and rather floral bitterness. Also has some slight toffee along to the floral bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced and slight fruity. Sweet, malty and dry bitter. Bone dry and bitter finish. Simple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel with notes of grass. Fruity flavour of grass, caramel, grape fruits and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3748) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Hand pulled at the Black Eagle, Birmingham. By all accounts this is a beer with itís place in UK brewing history secured. On the night I enjoyed it - fairly gentle, but with enough flavour to uninhibit constant swigging. Sweetish, with a grassy straw hop foreground. Got better as it warmed up.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13286) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Cadk handpull at The Rake. Gold lasting white head. Slightly green apple. Slightly bitter too on finish. Its ok good mouthfeel good finish but a touch of green apple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Cask, gravity at the bar at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 27.08.10 Pours gold with a thin haziness, white rim of bubbles, good citrus favourís flooding through, decently bitter. Nice rustic feel to this, very likeable beer. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikey64 (2) - USA - JUL 1, 2010 does not count
Delightful beer - golden colour and well balanced between sweetness of the malt and bitterness of the hops. Very drinkable, one of my favourites. Well worth a visit to Bishops Castle in Shropshire.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Anchor, Birmingham 19/04/2008 Some fruit and hop aromas. Golden coloured hoppy fruity and a little sweet on the palate. Crisp bitter and slightly dry malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Three Tuns Inn, Bishops Castle 10/07/2010 Golden coloured hoppy and floral with a bitter and slightly dry malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag OíNails, Bristol 23/6/08. Deep gold in colour with a thin white head that left plenty of lacing down the glass. Aroma of strawberries, orange and a touch of caramel. Flavour was bitter, with some biscuit malt, red fruit and a long dry, bitter finish. Enjoyable.


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