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Brewed by Vale
Style: Bitter
Brill, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Hops from across the Atlantic and Kentís finest produce an assertive dry hoppy ale combined with a pronounced malt background.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
Guest cask at the Lamb and Flag, Oxford on April 29, 2009. Excellent, refreshing ale, a little above session strength but highly quaffable nevertheless. Hoppy, bitter and flavoursome in many other subtle directions, with fruity notes in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2007
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding crowd, Oxford. Gold amber with white head. Vales new brew and very pleasant too, it is a light hoppy beer, crisp with touches of grapefruit and lemon in the background, hints of newly cut hay all on a crisp malt. The evenings starting pint and a great way to do it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2011
cask at bow bar ... light amber ... creamy off white head ... golden amber ... soft sweet hop ...fairly bright nose ... juicy hop ... some orange ... fresh clean ... soft but quitehoppy ... not in face but still quite hoppy ... nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2007
Had this straight out of the barrel at the Vale Brewery 16-02-07 (apparently only the second non -brewery person to try this new beer from Vale) This beer poured a golden colour, was wonderfully refreshing and very crisp brewed with Amarillo hops but much lighter and more bitter than Crouch Vale Amarillo which Iíd also had this week. This still had that familiar Vale feel about it but Iím really glad they gone for something different like this, a lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Cask at the Guildhall and Linen Exchange, Dunfermline. Pours clear gold, thick white head. Aromas of grapefruit, light malt. Rate has good grapefruit bitterness, light floral notes, light sweet finish. Medium body, some grapefruit lingering on the finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fairwater (135) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Gravity pour @ Allied Arms beer fest. Clear, dark gold. Decent condition for a beer fest. Citrus hops aroma. Passion fruit, some yeast, malt undertone. Fairly bitter afterwards with orangeyness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - Wig & Pen, Northampton. A copper coloured beer with a white head and lacing. At first the aroma seems slightly muted but then thereís a decent dash of citrus hoppiness. The hops are there from the outset though in the mouth. Nice orangey notes. Maybe some US hops in the fresh tasty mouthfeel. A nice beer. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating also scored 3.5.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1551) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask The Brunswick Crewe. A pleasant find in what I thought would be a Greene King only pub. Floral aroma, very pale gold, dry palate with a balancing soft finish, melon and pineapple hints. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (344) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
Very enjoyable beer. Hard to believe it only has 4.2 percent alcohol in it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of dried fruit, dates and grain. Biscuit in the flavour, with some golden syrup and cooked fruit. Finish was hop resin, pine needle and balanced, sweet malt.


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