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Tirril Old Faithful

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Brewed by Tirril
Style: Bitter
Appleby-in-Westmorland, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottled.
Previously named "Charles Gough’s Old Faithful"
"The lightest and fruitiest of Tirril’s range. Pale golden, aromatic and well hopped summer ale.
Named after Charles Gough’s dog which remained on guard over his master’s dead body."


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
500ml bottle: BBE 08/2015. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home during 03/2015. Pale amber/golden body with a thin white topping. Nose and taste both leaning towards a caramel/toffee flavour, the hops arriving later in the taste to give a mild bitter finish. Decent enough blend, but lacked a real bite or depth of flavour.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
500ml bottle from Booths, Penwortham. Pours clear pale gold, no real head. Aromas, such as they are, are buttery caramel and lemon. Taste is sweet and watery. Dull.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (804) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Cask at The Kirkstone Pass Inn, Cumbria. Amber and watery but with a slight toffee maltness. Tastes a bit like those Quality Street chocolate toffee stick things. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Cumbrian beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol June 2013. Golden with a slight, off-white head. Hedgerow fruit, some cereal malts and a decent, bitter finish. Fine.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LakeDistrict (22) - - MAR 25, 2013
wasn’t expecting much from this after reading the bottle, but turned out to be a pleasant refreshing light bitter, much like a golden ale, smooth and very drinkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (5846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Golden with a creamy head. Has a strawberry aroma and a crisp light sugar fruit taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
worldbeertaste (1741) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Full golden colour with a light white head. Sweet fruity apple nose with a light citrus. Medium thin body. Crisp malt toffee, with a poor sweetness in the middle and a dry hop bitter finish. Fairly boring golden ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (19402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2012
Cask gravity @ Battersea BF 2012. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty weak caramel flavor and weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
Light amber colour with a thin head, aroma is hops with a citrus hop taste.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
Bottle from Booth’s, Ilkley. Clear bronze with a slim disc of froth. Vegetal, wholemeal aroma with the squashy glace cherry notes of a super strength lager. Tastes (I would imagine) of extruded rabbit food with incidental hints of glace cherry, sultana and copper pipe. Dismal.


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