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West Berkshire Old Father Thames

Formerly brewed at West Berkshire Brewery
Style: Bitter
Thatcham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
Cask; Regular.
A low-gravity yet full-flavoured beer in the classic pale ale style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
absgt (6) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
Nice light yet flavoursome session ale. Plus more characters to reach the 75 minimum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Dark Amber pour, no impression, pointless bitter, move on. You know what these are like, little bitter, smoothish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Cherry Reds on tap. Didn’t really work for me. Dark amber pour but not much more. Struggled to make an impact and the taste was fleeting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Orangeish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, mild cookies and biscuits as well as some slight nutty and floral notes. Flavour is sweet malts, mild crystal malts, some slight floral and grassy hoppy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
On gravity. Pours copper, well hopped and earthy for a low strength beer. Decent enough ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Half pint at Hobgoblin in Reading. Copper coloured with little head. Heavy malt with a little hop. Pleasant malty aroma with some hops too. Quite a dry hopped taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
Cask at the Hobgoblin, Reading. Amber with a thin white head, leaving lots of lacing; straightforward malty aroma; crisp malty flavour with a dry finish. Rather insubstantial, yet still pleasantly drinkable. Not the best WB, but worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Coach & Horses Wellingborough An amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. It has a dry and slightly fruity thin aroma. Dry and thin in the mouth. Malty and uneventful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Gravity cask at the Black Horse, Checkendon, Oxon. Amber/orange with a good white head for a gravity pour. Godd dry well balanced cooking bitter that made for an enjoyable session in a superb unspoilt ale house.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Cask handpump @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=_new> The Nags Head, Reading RG1, England.
Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (040508)

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