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Brewed by Willys
Style: Bitter
Cleethorpes, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, - NOV 12, 2012
At last I’ve got round to reviewing a beer in Willy’s: two hand-pulled pints before ’The Town’ won 5-1 later in the day (10 Oct 2012). The beer has changed a little over the years and now sits at 3.8% ABV: still amber, clear and clean looking along with it’s biege foaming head. Always fresh, you can see the brewing kettle and the rest of the brewery from a window towards the back of the bar! The nose was a mixed bag of malts (biscuity) and hops (fruity): the taste also a pleasant blend of flavours, the semi-sweet biscuity malts just about winning the battle for dominance over the fruity, yet bittering hops. Very easy to drink and flavoursome session beer, always have two pints to make sure you’ve enjoyed it, I do.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2738) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Paisley Beer Festival 2014 - hazy golden amber, thin white head, resinous caramel aroma, very poor lacing, pine, malty flavour, oily feel, bitter aftertaste

2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this bitter in Willy’s Pub in Cleethorpes, June 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale amber in colour with a frothy white head. This ale had a really terrible pungent aroma (best described as something unsavoury stuck to the sole of your shoe!)Thankfully the beer tasted much better - if you could get passed that aroma. Pale malts giving a slight biscuity malt texture in the mouth with a subtle hint of tart gooseberry fruit. Strong aromatic hop resin in the dry aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty with tart gooseberry fruit still in the mouth. An ok session bitter but hey, correct that aroma!

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2011
Cask @ 2nd Saltburn Beer Festival. A hazy yellow/orange colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma has something fishy about it, a little sour with some bitter. The taste is better. It´s dry, fruity and flat moving too bitter. The aftertaste is dry bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 16/09/2005 Amber coloured with fruity and extremely hoppy aromas. Poured lively. Dry lasting finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Willys Pub & Brewery, Cleethorpes, Lincs. Dark amber beer with soapy head. Sweet malted bitter, thinly flavoured with a cabbagey aroma and taste. Boiled out rather heavily, unspectacular.


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