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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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."


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4064) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrat (1282) - 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.

3.4
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1126) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Cask condioned, GBBF 2005: Great acidic fruity aroma. Slightly sour flavour. Well-balanced beer with a hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5278) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29694) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2004
Mid amber colour. Slightly sweet fruity aroma. Rustic dry malt palate and finish. A solid citizen but nothing here to really get the tastebuds buzzing. Cask (gravity), Cambridge Beer festival. 4.1% according to the festival programme.


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