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Style: Bitter
Alton, England
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19447) - 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 (35088) - 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 (15122) - , 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 (9159) - 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 (10325) - 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 (3825) - 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 (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the Village (JDW) Rayners Lane. Amber/ brown with a healthy off white head. Malty with a little fruit, limited hops but a slightly sickly finish. Unimaginative.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6293) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Greyhound, Bridport 19/04/10. Deep gold in colour with a slight white head. Citrus hops with some sweetish malts and moderately bitter finish. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Saracens Head Daventry . A light amber coloured beer with a whitish lasting head and lace. A lovely citric aroma with oranges and lemons. Good bitter and citrus fruity tastes. A nice full body with good length. Good beer.


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