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Style: Bitter
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - JDW Spring festival 2010.
A 4% beer with the same name was available in 2006 and again in 2007.
Hops: First Gold and Styrian Goldings.
A chestnut-brown best bitter with an inviting mellow hop aroma, smooth malt and subtle fruit flavours, plus a lasting, bitter finish.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2011
Cask at Oliver Twist. Thinn lace. Pale amber color. Marvelous Brittish hop aroma with some nice pale malts in the background. After some time a small but lasting citrus bitterness in the taste. A litle too sweet for a top score.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5526) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2011
Cask (Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Amber in colour. Peach, passion fruit and malt in the aroma. Hoppy and slightly sweet taste with peach, passion fruit and tangy hops. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2011
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 8 April 2011) Amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of dried apricots, orange and earthy hops. Fruity, malty taste with apricots, orange and slightly earthy hops in the finish. Rather light body, with balanced sweetness. Quite nice and highly drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2011
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Bronze colour. Delicate bready spicy nose. Dry, soft, light and fresh. Salty and bready. Super drinkable, really well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Hope Tap, 99-105 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 1EP.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, fruity, flowers - chamomile flower. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, spicy hops - chamomile flowers. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100429]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
14th April 2010. Clear amber beer, tiny head. Softish sry palate. Nicely balanced. Fruity start with sweetish pineapple and orange and even a little melon Dry even malt underpins and then some hop bitterness kicks in fairly strong in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 13/04/2010 Fruity aroma. Golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter and slightly peppery malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10648) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. One of the better festival beers, some hop notes, deeper malty body with a freshness belying its age. Moderate fruity notes. A decent drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3923) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2010
Hand pulled at the Billiard Hall, West Bromwich. Tried side by side with Amber Rambler, which it comfortably outflanked. Good balanced hops, with lemon and watery sweetness to equalise. Very refreshing and drinkable and compared to the Amber Rambler it seemed much fresher and more satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
The Baron, Hinckley. Not chestnut but still honey-gold under a tight, nitro-like collar. Lovely lemon and orange hop juiciness upfront receding into crackerbread and dry roasted malts. Hints of softer, more exotic fruit, good well judged clout of departing bitterness, slight earthiness. Surprising flavours wrung out of First Gold and Styrian. Not much aroma leaking out; woodsy spice, lemongrass. Fresh and excellent.


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