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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Cask@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramelly malts along with some crystal notes and wood, grass and some floral notes. Flavour is being quite similar along with some wood, dark dry fruits and mild spices.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19372) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - 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....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2007
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2007. Deep chestnut with lasting off white head. Very malty, maybe not fully brewed out. Some malty fruit in mouth. Some sultana/raisin, bit juicy, bit dry. Fine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10220) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2013
Cask (Black Door, Helsinki, Helsinki)
Lovely rich sweet fruity aroma for a bitter - swear there are almost cherries in it, thw fruitiness is to tangible. Looks great for a simple ruddy bitter - lovely persistent spongy head. First sip gave me a wow, not sure why, but it was just an outburst of joy from my psyche to have the drink in my mouth, this is vastly better than my prior mikkeller mess in every way. Such a soft palate, beautiful gentle carbonatio. A lovely rich malty body, some clear caramelly barley sweetness, and a really full earthy twiggy bitterness - lovely! Slight mushroominess accompanies the dry resiny finish. I did feel the effects of the alcohol in the mikkeller k:rap, but this is exuding a wonderful drinkability - every sip makes me want to take another, and the mellowness that the "yum" provides makes me feel soberer, just with a sense of well-being that bitter is still being brewed like this. (And of course that it’s available to me too!)

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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8718) - 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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