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


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle condtioned.
Full bodied and full flavoured with fruity/nutty undertones.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt and crystal malt. Fuggles and Challenger hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2009
A beer choc full of exciting nutty buzzes and mellow malts. It has a tingly carbonation that really adds a brightness to the flavour. Hints of chocolate and hazelnut give a delicious sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2615) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2009
Cask @ Ascot Beer Festival 2009. A good amber orange colour with a thin white head. The aroma is all hops with a hint of citrus, the taste is dry with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Cask handpump at The Regal (Wetherspoons), Cambridge. Clear copper with a good-sized head. Cereal and hops in the scent. Some carbonation, a bit dry. Caramel and biscuit malts in the mouth. Quite nice at first but then turns quite bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
On tap at the Kings Head, Monmouth. Clear amber colour with a thin white head and good lace. Bad aroma, smells rather like stale manure. Hoppy hints and bit of fruity pear tangyness. A clear decent beer with a nice flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (4205) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
Cask/handpump at Lord Moon of the Mall, London. Red-brown with a lacy white head, smells of malt, fruit, beeswax, nice balance on the tongue of grassy hops, bitterness, slightly plummy malt and nuts. Bitter finish. Very nice session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. Lively upon opening and poured with a big head that hung around for a long time. Some nuttiness. Not bad but rather predictable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 1)Cask, The Victoria Inn, Rugby. Brassy dark gold lidded with white. Musty celery-hinting aroma with shrubby Germanic touches. Cherry and marzipan peeping through caramel, not a lot happening. Big floury finish. Not great. 2) The Shoes. Rerate? Swish of fern and mineral sourness, eggy dough sprinkled with vanilla; sultana. Weetabix afters. Clear bronze with firm nitro collar. Sour mineral, slight woodland aroma. Dull and decent. 353612.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly sour and dry, and the flavour is sour and dry. Overall a very average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask, 3.9% at GBBF08. Clear chestnut colour. Small stable white head. Weak caramelly malt flavour. Quite thin, but OK flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2008
Cask in the 3 judges. Aroma is malty, floural small citrus hints. Taste is similar with grassy hops dominating, tasty enough and sessionable.

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