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Style: Bitter
Nuneaton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
A dark golden session bitter with a mouth-watering fruity nose. It starts soft and fruity on the palate. It soon gains a solid, slightly perfumed hop edge. The finish is beautifully dry and bitter. A beautiful beer for hop heads!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2008
Thx for a grand tasting, Chris_o :) Cloudy amber, big head, flowery notes, fruit, grapefruit, hops, little bitter and winnig towards the end, pretty lifeless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s laid back Friday night tasting.
Cloudy mid gold with a thin white head. Lovely floral, bitter and aromatic hoppy aroma with faint notes of lemon and berries. The flavour is excellent. Full of glorious hoppage. Lovely background bready malt which gives it an excellent balance and the fruit is glorious. A superb thirst quenching beer with a really good dry and bitter finish. Very good prickly mouthfeel with just the right amount of carb. Jolly good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Bottle from Walgrave Asda, Coventry. Murky orange pour with a creamy blanket of suds. Aromas of citrus, soil, a dab of vinegar and earthy hops. A bit damp as always. Bitter grapefruit and mandarin fruitiness with some biscuity malt lurking way back in the mix. Not a million miles from Linda Lear. Potently hopped, uncomplicated bitter that more than held its own against a fiery Madras (Cask re-rate, bottled rating 3.2) The Lord Nelson, Ansley. Clear bronze pint draped with lace. Aroma sulphurous, with a definite wring of dank soapy dishcloth and fibrously hoppy notes as it warms. Punchy Cascade hopping mellowed with biscuity malt, oats and delicate chocolate. (Re-rate, back at brewpub) Lovely choc malt creaminess, sulphur, lemon, strawberry and tea aroma. Stillish milky palate. Caramel and butter, but in a nice way. Recession hop rates. Not what it was on this showing. Overly buttery but pleasant silky quaffer with all the edges smoothed out . A shame.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle from the Dodgi’ Deli’ Cowley Road, Oxford, 18-10-07 This poured a dark golden but was very hazy and with white head, aroma seemed a little sour, not what was expecting, certainly not ’perfumed hops’ as the label stated. First taste very sour, in fact this bottle seemed tainted it was awful, I tried another sip but really couldn’t take to this at all, I will seek this out again as from the other reviews it seems a good beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle. Golden brown with a small head. Aromas are sweet malts with bitter grapefruit. Quite floral with melon. A bit damp. Flavours are citrus, especially bitter grapefruit. Zesty, hoppy and yeasty. A decent fruity bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4292) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle. Glowing brown beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly hopped and toffee, and the flavour is quite bitter with a deep toffee finish. Overall a nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Full head and very very bitter. Strong mouthfeel and straw coloured. Too overpowering for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Black Horse, Darwen 21/05/2005 Golden amber coloured with some alcohol present and a wheat aroma. Slightly dry bitter lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival 2005. Copper coloured with a scant white head. I’d hardly call it a hop-head beer, but there is plenty of dusty, tangy British-style hop on show. Some light biscuity malt and subtle fruit around as well. Not a beer that shouts out at you, but a nicely balanced, quite classy little number.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Harbury BF. A mid brown coloured beer with nice white lacing. The aroma is nice fruity malts and a little smokiness in the background. The taste is crunchy and dry. Real toasty flavours and throat grabbing bitterness. Real good body. I can see why Glen liked this so much, although my marks are not quite as high.


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