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Thwaites Original Bitter (Cask)

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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Bitter
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Sometimes known as Best Bitter or Cask Original. Also available in keg version as Thwaites Bitter @ 3.4%, and in nitro keg version as Thwaites Smooth Beer @ 3.4%
First brewed in 1807.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Goldings & Fuggles hops.
"A clean dry tasting and refreshing session bitter with a glowing amber appearance."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (742) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at Ye Cracke, Liverpool. Golden brown, clear with a huge head. Sulphur, malt and maple syrup aroma. Unexciting and simple but enticing nonetheless. A sweet biscuity taste throughout, buffeted by bitter-sour sulphur. Weak oily mouthfeel but the slight carbonation carries it through. Basic, old-fashioned and Northern as fuck. This is a beer that has stood the test of time.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Cask at the Bishop Blaize, Richmond. Amber body. White head. Spice, wood, dust, green apple, caramel. Bittersweet and tangy.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Call at the philharmonic, Liverpool. Pours clear copper, no head. Aromas of caramel and not much else. Taste is sweet and a bit chewy. Sticky finish. Dull.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - AUG 5, 2013
Copper colour. Skunky aroma. Very light bodied, watery, and a bit malty. Not great.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Copper golden in appearance with a small head. Has a low bitterness but a healthy body.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 8, 2013
Cask @ Pilgrim, Liverpool 040113
Dark amber, thin dense white head, reasonable lacing
Aroma - Very little, hint of sulphur
Taste - Soft caramel malt, bitter twig hops, boring, meh
Palate - Thin, bit dry, bitter twigs finish
Overall - Very poor. 1/4 pt was enough of this

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1624) - AUSTRIA - NOV 25, 2012
Copper with a white frothy, thick, lasting head. Smells of sulfur, vegetables and summer fruit. Some roasted malt. Sticky medium oily body. Tastes of malt, frothy bland processed bitter with a medium bitter finish. Sulphur. Sweet with an overall borring portfolio.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
undercurrent25 (1394) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
The aroma is od stale farts, yet on the taste it is well balanced, a bit heavy and difficult to drink

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (2483) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
On cask @ Ship Inn, Cheser.Pours dark amber with a good head. Nose of malt and bitterness and a hint PF dried fruit. Taste of more of the same Palate medium body and medium weight in the textyre with an astringent finish. Overall, not worth a revisit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Aroma of faint peach, biscuit and leather. Pale copper with creamy beige head. Slightly sweet and fruity at the beginning, quickly giving way to hop bitterness.


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