Brewed by Truman’s
Style: Bitter
Hackney Wick, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular (but production was suspended for a while in Summer 2011 to make way for Summer Runner).
a modern 4% bitter made with classic British ingredients. It has a deep copper-red colour, a spicy, fruity aroma with a powerful hint of chocolate, a fruity and bitter palate, and a complex finish that offers peppery hops, rich chocolate and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Cask; hand-pulled pint in the Knights Templar (Spoons), London on 12th Sep 2014. Pours a good looking mahogany colour, clear and clean, on top an off-white covering of tight bubbles. Malts all the way here, treacle like molasses taste and aroma, yet with a hop calming bitterness always tempering the sweetness. A very good blend of flavours with the malts being the very dominant partner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1700) - WALES - AUG 23, 2014
Cask at Balham Bowls Club. Dark mahogany, slight haze, small white head leaves full lacing. Body is medium, a touch foamy, low carbonation. Taste is very malty - bread, toffee, light astringent bitterness. Slow drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Cask - Light malts, grains and nutty. Clear brown copper with a light head. Light malts and apple. A bit young tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask handpull at Cygnet Hackney Wick. Clear dark brown colour lasting off white head. Malty best bitter. Ok mix of malt and hop. Tasty best bitter. Boring brown bitter at it’s best. Peppery hedgerow hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1309) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask at The Ram in Kingston. Slightly oily texture, fairly rich malt with a hint of chocolate. Quite robust for the low ABV. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Cask sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours clear amber brown with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt and light fruits. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with fairly flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Cask pour@FdB Köln, SO 2014. Typical flat pour, cameo foam. Very round and near-meaty, with woody, caramel and roast edges. Very quenching else, down in two gulps. Would revisit bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1564) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
Pours a brilliant yellow orange with light tan head. The smell is earthy malt, roast, licorice. The taste is fruit, roast dry finish. The body is light with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4070) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
Classic bitter with some hops and chocolate in the back. Balanced bitterness, easy drinkability and some grains. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
Kastanienfarbenes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, nussig, hopfig. Geschmack röstmalzig, nussig, bitter, Karamell.

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