Brewed by Whittingtons
Style: Bitter
Newent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
"A bright medium bodied bitter with a gentle sparkle and a good head that delivers a rich hop flavour to give a refreshing and full character glass of beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2006
500ml bottle from Waitrose. New brewery for me. Copper thick white head. Exploded upon opening and poured with big chunks and big head. Bit musty/earthy bitter with some choc on end. Good to have a bottle conditioned UK ale cos its fuller in the mouth. Drinkable bitter, competent caramel/yeasty/hop. Fine, bit of wood smoke too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Bottled.Poured with a big head.Slightly cloudy with some bitterness.Left some sediment. A so so bottle conditioned bitter not really very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Cask Stillage at King’s Meadow, Reading 03/05/2003 Mid brown coloured and very hoppy. Some fruit aroma. Lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2006
Bottle.Light chestnut in colour,large head,aroma is floral with hops,taste is hoppy and citric,long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 A Mes rate: a5, a3, f5, p2, o12. 50 cl bottle from Waitrose. Bottle conditioned? I should hope so considering the size of the chunks that have just fallen into my glass. Dont for one minute think that is a makr of the quality of this beer however. Very hoppy all round, spritzy palate, more hops in the finish. That is about all really... A Re- Rate (22/06/06): a7, a3, f6, p3, o15 Standard English ale aroma but its much better than I originally thought. Creamy, hoppy and dusky. Without doubt the best head I have seen from an English beer. Flavour is smooth and very hoppy but not too floral and with those dusty hints you get in some English beers which usually I don’t care for but here it works. Nice crisp and fresh hoppy finish. Much better than last time and I have had it a few times since and stand by my second rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2005
Draught. Strong fruity nose with astringent characters that are borne out in the taste. No carb at all, and too sharp. The main redeeming quality is a decent hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Cask condioned, GBBF 2005: Great acidic fruity aroma. Slightly sour flavour. Well-balanced beer with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Bottle conditioned, 500 ml. A gift from chris_o, a very fine gift indeed! Thanks! Pours with an enormous and lingering foamy head, deep golden colour. Fairly clear till I disturbed the sediment in the end. Lovely hoppy aroma, "typically British" - at its best. Flavour is hoppy throughout on a nice malty background with some toffee notes, again "typically British". This is what John Smith’s SHOULD have tasted like! Rerate, now available in Norway at Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Still a great beer! This time I also get some hints of smoke in the flavour, which does not make the beer any worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A caramel colored beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and honey. The flavor is hoppy with notes of honey and and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump - OGs Wellingborough. A mid brown beer with some hops in the aroma, and a good orange fruit hoppy taste. Also quite bitter. Not a bad beer.

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