Brewed by Wild Card Brewery
Style: Bitter
Walthamstow, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Mainly bottled.
Was brewed at Brentwood until Wild Card acquired their own equipment.

A ruby beer which tips its hat to both the amber ales of the west coast of the United States and a traditional best bitter from the United Kingdom.
The ’Jack of Clubs’ is a bottle conditioned, light ruby ale. Initial malty sweetness from British Crystal malts gives way to a balanced and lengthy hoppy bitterness created using a blend of flavourful and fragrant American hops.

allmatthew's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmatthew (12) - London, - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle from Wanstead Tap at Wanstead Farmer’s Market. Clear brown body with an off-white head. A pleasant aroma - dark and spicy. A warm caramel flavour that doesn’t last long in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Fenwicks, Newcastle. Hazy copper coloured with blackcurrant and burnt toffee flavours, almond and spicy red fruit followed by a nutty and tart fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (227) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
330 ml bottle - dry finish on a smooth crisp taste. Darkest ruby red appearance with a slight golden foam on pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2137) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Dark Amber colour with a white head. Aroma has no,t caramel and pine hops. Taste slightly sweet. Palate is thick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (447) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Mildly caramely, mildly malty. A bit of fruity after taste. Good starter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Mai 2014, (City Beverage, London, £ 3,60), 33 cl. Värvilt ülikena, pruunikas-sügavpunane; vaht off-valge, taandub kiirelt kirmeks, jättes seinale pitsi. Lõhn on Bitteri kohta väga mõnus: nagu nuusutaks eemalt mingit pähkli, suti suitsuploomi ja karamellistunud suhkru segu, sekka piiisut šokolaadi ja mingit šerrit vms. Kehalt on kerge ja pehme, mõõduka mulliga. Maitselt leebe ja hea: pisikese mõrksuse juures on tunda karamelli ja pähklit, maalähedaselt mullane ja veidi tolmune, aga heas mõttes, kui see on võimalik. Väga mõnus Bitter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1161) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
(33 cl bottle from City Beverage Company; BBD: End of May 2015) Pours a clear amber with medium, creamy tan head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is a bit citrusy with nutty malty notes.Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a short nad nutty finish. Flavour has a degree of sweetness but also a nutty bitterness. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
330ml bottle from BottleDog. Slightly cloudy mahogany coloured body. Fawn coloured lacing-head. Earth and brown malty aromas. Taste of dark chocolate, caramel and nuts. Malty bitterness to the ending. Medium bodied. Satisfying (hotel room, London 27.09.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2740) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Borough Wines, Stoke Newington. Pours a dark mahogany with fast receding tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Taste is light malts with dark fruits, an earthy bitterness and a little rye bread. An enjoyable bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (712) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
liked this beer a nice amount of hoppy taste with caramel taste at the end a nice amount of bitterness i liked it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5070) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Cask at the Wild Card Brewery taproom on Saturday 13th Sep 2014. Sadly this was not in very good condition and poured almost completely flat with no head at all on the malty dark mahogany body, just a thin collar of a tanned wisp showing. Malty with chocolate notes, semi-sweet but scored poorly because of the condition, a pity.

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