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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, - SEP 6, 2005
Bottle conditioned. Very frothy off-white head, nice colour. Grainy taste, a little fruity. Very active. Interesting itís bottle conditioned, but it works. Dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidbread86 (156) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Amber with slight head. Standard bitter with a bit of a honey taste. Good choice for a session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Cask at Black Lion, Butterton. Pours amber with an off white head. Some butterscotch, trad bitter. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 30, 2013
Good amber colour. Soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Good body. Some fruity hops and fudge flavours with an almond sweetness. Finishes buttery shortbread.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8679) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Copper coloured ale with a tasty malt base, slightly biscuity. Small head and very smooth to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (2121) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
[Brewerís own stand at the Thame Food Festival] Slightly murky amber brown with a slight white head. A little caramel, some nuts, some rather grubby citrus and a vague dusty bitterness. Not great, but then Iím afraid Iím not the biggest fan of this brewery normally.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this ale in the Saltcot, Saltcoats in July 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear russet in colour with a thin white head. Prickle of dusty dry hops in the faint aroma. Poor lacing and a very thin mouthfeel. Pale malt complex leads to a dry redcurrant fruit and tea biscuit flavour with a hint of vanilla essence. Dry hop resins present in the bitter aftertaste but sweetness comes through and gives balance to a quick finish. An ok session ale from Vale but really lacking in complexity and strength of flavour though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
Big up to Tjalve!! Pours with a beautiful dark amber color. Aroma is some sweet malty, some red berries and darker syrup. Flavor is little malty and some syrup sweet to it. Palate is medium. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
A good looking ale, but I find everything Vale make to be rather tart and harsh. Just doesnít suit my palate I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, carame, nutty, fruity, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to light light sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100101]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2010 Cask conditioned handpump Victoria Inn Northampton A light amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A pretty decent sessionable beer with a good balance of malt and hop. Clean and tasty Score 3.0
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 3.1. Average becomes 3.2

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