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


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22759) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2006
Cask Conditioned, at the Black Jug, Horsham. Golden amber with a rich full head. Lovely beer, full body, juicy hop bitterness, lovely length on the palate. Had several with Maca to be sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (12797) - 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!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2027) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading at 5%. Attached to the Liberation American Brown Ale tap- it was only after intense pressure that the barman admitted they’d connected up the wrong barrel and it was actually this- damn ’Spoons. Turned out to be a lucky error though as it was a bit of a cracker. Poured deep gold with a thick white head. Lovely smooth and creamy caramel malts up front give a great mouthfeel. There’s a big spicy zing and sweet orange, passion fruit and melon after. Lovely stuff, but still annoyed at missing out a Jersey rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20240) - 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 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 15/20
DanielBrown (4340) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9552) - Wigston, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (7846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Huddersfield Beer Festival. Copper coloured ale. Has a high tropical fruit aroma and taste. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, 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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