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Brewed by Wold Top
Style: Bitter
Driffield, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottled.
Maris Otter and a small amount of Crystal malt form the basis of the brew together with Northdown Hops for bittering and aroma.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mothbag (16) - USA - AUG 10, 2009
Cask, The Crescent Hotel, Scarborough. Reasonably well kept for a hotel bar although cold at first. Nice tasting beer full bodied given its 3.7% gravity. Sweet aftertaste. Excellent session beer. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2004
Bottled. Amber colour, thin white head and low but fine condition.Good level of fruity hop and balanced malt aromas. Mainly hop flavours in the mouth but with some nuttiness apparent. Sweetly malty but predominantly hop bitter in the finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
A really good session bitter. Amber colour with a small but persistent head. A bit of malt, but not much else in the aroma - although I don’t really expect too much in the way of aroma in a session bitter. Dry malt and balancing hop bite in the flavour. Clean, dry finish. OK, there’s not a huge amount to this beer, but its fine and dandy for a session bitter. Very nice. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oysteib (80) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
From bottle. Clear, amber colour. Nice, well balanced hops bitterness. Surprisingly full-bodied for its alcohol content.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Crème brûlée and caramel on toast set the foundation for fruity and leafy bitter hop resins in this engaging Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam stands atop the misty dark copper.
-The finish is surprisingly dry, especially since the nose is so malt and sugar focused.
-The mouthfeel is soft and natural, conducive to large gulps.
-The flavour profile is perfectly balanced.

On cask at The Market Porter, London.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle, 500ml. A bronze colour with no head. A floral hop aroma. Taste is more floral hops with biscuity roasted malt. Mild carbonation. An enjoyable session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, courtesy of Bob & Sue, many thanks. Amber with white head. Really well done low ABV bottle conditioned bitter, fresh and tangy, I thought that there was a touch of spiciness, crisp and fruity. Really quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2012
leggermente ambrata buona schiuma buona persistenza buon malto buon corpo per i gradi lieve citrico erbaceo buon amaro finale piuttosto luppolato

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 June, 2003. Cask, Rose’s, Woolwich. Dirty orange colour. Spanking good ale from this new Yorkshire brewery (just opened in May 2003) - splendid balance of orange fruit and citric hops in decent condition. Finishes earthy and vulgar as hell. A low down and dirty session bitter. Rock on! [3.4]
June, 2005. The Spa, Scarborough. Sparkler. Nicely hoppy session bitter. Fresh and tasty. Good. [3.4]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2011
50 cl bottle @ chriso.
Rated on 20110722.
Pours clear orange color with light head. Aroma of fruits, resin, malts and grass. Flavor of fruits, resin and apple. A bit acidic and mouth-drying. Nice.
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