Brewed by Winster Valley
Style: Bitter
Windermere, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
This is a distinctive honey, smooth tasting ale with a strong bitter character on the finish. Available in Cask and Pasteurized Bottles

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, - OCT 24, 2012
Clear deep amber-brown with a thin off-white lasting head. Sweet smell of caramel malt and toffee with some dark fruit. Medium oily flat body. Tastes of sweet caramel malt, light toasted malt, some light fruitiness with a clean woody bitter finish. Sweet and easy to drink. Another great one from Winster Valley

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20933) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Draft at the source. Crystal clear deep amber color, fine tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is smooth malty caramel with a bit of pepper. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8296) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Rochdale Beer Festival 2015. Dark, dirty amber in colour. Has a sweetness in its nose, fused with some darker malts which are also evident in its taste, but not a very stated ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Cask at the brewpub. Mid amber / copper coloured pour with a frothy off white head. Aroma is vinegar, malt vinegar, tangy apple. Flavour is composed of tangy fruit. Light citrus, mild infection. Malt vinegar. , tangy Apple. Palate is light. Spritzy, low carbonation. Pretty bad. Did not finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12919) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Festival ’15. Hazy brown with white head. This had a peachy note in the malts with quite a distinct sweetness. Fruity throughout along with an earthy note. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanEric (1170) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at the Brown Horse Inn. Bitter butter aroma, same flavour too. Bitter aftertaste,avergae one but not my favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5038) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from the Cartmel village shop. Appearance - dark amber with a decent head. Nose - honey and wholemeal bread. Taste - more wholemeal bread but no honey this time. A little though. Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a dry malty finish. Overall - nicely balanced bitter with enough elements to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Gravity cask at the Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival - Le Gothique, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a frothy white cap. Light bready malts in the nose with touches of leaves and dry fruit. Light sweet flavor with bitter grain husks, dried and lightly leathery fruits, dirty leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bitter earth and leaf finish with further dried fruits and mild bready malt sweetness. A touch too bitter at times.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (2182) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
Smells like the butterscotch hops that are so typical in many English bitters. Unfortunately I am not a fan. There is a little sweetness but the finish is bitter, and not the nice kind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Cumbrian beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol June 2013. Amber in colour with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish bitter, with caramel, bready malts and a touch of fruit. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LakeDistrict (22) - - MAR 25, 2013
Direct from the brown horse at Winster, a dark amber colour, a strong bitter flavour with a hint of fruitiness

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