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


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4215) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1263) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7253) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden with a small head. Aromas are toffee and stewed pear with some chocolate. Bready yeast with citrus, hay and hints of fudge. Flavours are sweet chocolate and toffee with dry biscuit malts. Quite fruity with raisins and sweetened grapefruit. Very peppery with a nice sparkle on the palate. Dry on the finish with grassy hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
JDW Spring Fest - Rochester. Hoppy best bitter with dry ginger cake cake. Nice enough, but a fairly standard English Bitter. Even though decently done, this has been done hundreds of times. You’ve had it before.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5400) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. A rather unexceptional bitter; amber with a thin cream head; fruity malt aroma; malty flavour with some orange fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2010
cask @ JDW standi order ...ambber ... thin off white head ...light fruuit hop ... big juicy grapefruit hop hit ... nice ... light bitter linger....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3984) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2010
Cask @ Crystal Palace. Golden brown colour. Slightly flat and watery. A bog standard bitter. Only outstanding thing about it was the pump clip artwork which shows a flying V guitar.

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