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

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2154) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2472) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3979) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4247) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13598) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2008
Cask at 3 Judges Glasgow ... Copper ... sweet fruity malt nose ... juicy ... little caramel ... bitter linger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Medium copper, white head. Marmalade, honey, leather aroma. Animal mineral malt, candy hops. Not what I would call a clean tasting beer, but there’s a good amount of interesting flavor. I dig.


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