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Brewed by Triple fff
Style: Bitter
Alton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle: Unfiltered. Regular
A full flavoured hoppy session beer. Golden brown session bitter, full bodied for 3,8%. A forward hoppy aroma with a long bitter finish.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
A beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday 7th September 2012 saw my father and I join in R.A.T.2012 (Rail Ale Trail part 2). Split between three bars along the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury railway line: they had over 50 different beers to try: this was one of them. Half-pint, gravity fed in the fest tent behind ‘The Odfellows’ in Shifnal. Light amber, golden brown, you choose: a white head tried to sit on top, but failed to stay around too long. Not too sure how this became CAMRA Champion Beer a few years back as it wasn’t any better than other beers on the day I tried it. Nice blend of flavours with the hops foremost in the smell and taste stakes. Well balanced and a pleasant enough session beer but nothing to set it apart from the rest of the field.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finwe (420) - Grankulla, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask @ Oliver Twist. Clear copper colour with a white head. Malty, grainy flavour with some grassy hops. Clean, malty flavour with some hops, probably East Kent Goldings. Dry and bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
finol (2524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist. Pours amber with a white, for a cask ale, big head. Yet again, for a cask ale, bitter taste taste of plilsner like hops and honney.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Cask. Clear gold with white head. Smells buscuity, malty, bit skunky. Taste is malty, sour, moderate hops, some yeast. Bit syruppy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3335) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle from Boots Christmas Beer Gift Pack in Bewcastle. Golden coloured with a sweet toffee and citrus fruity flavour with a slight woody finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1680) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle conditioned, verified by CAMRA. Gold body. Retentive medium white head. Floral, fresh wild raspberries, hoppy. Gentle bittersness edged off with some bitter raspberry tang. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. Syrupy body. Very good summer beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this prize winning bitter in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in November 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin milky white head. Strong, dry dusty hop presence in the aroma with a thin but clean mouthfeel. Good lacing throughout. Pale malt base gives a very slight malty note which is soon overwhelmed and undermined by a strong smack of whole hop fields. Hop resins are quite intense in a citric floral bitterness, which continues well into the finish. A major session bitter for REAL hop lovers. Voted CAMRA’s champion beer of Britain in 2008! Really surprised at that result because it’s not that spectacular - or am I missing something! Surely there must be better bitters out there?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2573) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Cask at hte Hawkley Inn, Hampshire, A really well build amber bitter. Well balanced, good malttastes and citric hops, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask, King’s Head, Carlisle. Malty bitter, with a slightly buttery mouthfeel and faint grainy aftertaste.Good amber brown appearance, rounded, tangy, some burnt caramel late on.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2011
From cask Dark amber colour with low yet creamy head. Light malty nose with traces of woody, floral hops. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent, with notes of herbal, citrusy hops. Tasty beer at this low abv, with dry, light bitter aftertaste.


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