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Style: Bitter
Long Crendon, Aylesbury, England
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Beautiful ruby red beer, malty and smooth with a Cascade hop finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (525) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask handpump at The Ale House, Chelmsford. Dark ruby brown, good tan head, mild chocolate and toffee aroma, malty. Full bodied. A very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 15/12/12. Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that retains as a small film and largely at the edge of the glass. Nose is caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, toffee fudge. Taste follows, a touch more fruity than the nose. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter sweet finish. A most decent bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Fruity aroma, light malt taste with some nice hop to balance and fruit in the finish. Very smooth and drinkable, nice bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Bell & Bear Emberton 21/10/12. A ruby coloured beer with an off-white head. Rich and fruity throughout. Cakey malts and toasty elements. Slightly warming and very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Ascot Beer Festival 2012. Pours a amber red colour with a beige head, aroma is malty and has plenty of fruit, taste is sweet at first which leads to a dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
[Cask from brewer’s own stand at the Thame Food Festival] Crystal clear amber-red with a slight white head. Lovely rich, full mouthfeel. Despite the cascade hops, this seems to have full-on traditional English bitter flavours - fruity flavours of berries, orange and marmalade, with a lasting earthy, bitter finish and a slight dryness. Tastes stronger than it is. Very decent beer from what seems to be becoming a very reliable brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Cask conditioned at Moreton in Marsh Beer Fest ’12. Tawny red with white head. Something a little different here, certainly pretty sweet and fruity, plummy, damsons followed by a sharpish twang, like a slightly corked red wine, this adds to the beer rather than detracts. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Picked this up direct from the brewery at Long Crendon, Bucks and had on cask, gravity at Oddington Arms ’on tour’ Fencott bridge, Oxon, Saturday 1st September 2012 Pours dark amber superb clarity, soft in mouth, little chewy, malty, sweet and with a late pleasant bitterness. Fruity with a good tanginess. Good beer. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, floral and mildly spicy. Flavour is wooden, floral, fruity with some mild raisins, toffee and sweet maltyness.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
Massively malty ale and dark enough to stray into old ale territory. Good bead and bags of flavour including notes of chocolate, toffee and licorice. You only begin to notice the hops in the aftertaste, which is surprisingly long-lasting. One of the best ’new’ ales I have tried in some while.


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