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Brewed by Yates (Isle of Wight)
Style: Bitter
Sandown, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Yates' flagship bitter taking its name from the address. It is primarily seasoned with Golding hops, but a charge of Fuggles is added late in the boil. This is differs from most brewers who use this classic combination, the Goldings are usually added last for the aroma.
Ingredients: Optic plae malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, torrefied wheat. Goldings and Fuggles hops.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, chalk, nutty - eathy, light toasted - roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100803]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2006
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A hazy brown beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty and slightly roasted, while the flavor is sweet with light notes of metal, caramel, and roasted malt, leading to a dry end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Pale copper colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some nectar and sap. Also mild honeyish notes. Flavour s quite much the same in a nice balance.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19325) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2007
Bottled. Clear amber, airy head. Resiny nose. Sweet spritzy and fizzy with some rounde malt underneath. Notes of sulphur, lemon and yeast. Harsh resiny finish. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2010
cask at gbbf ... copper ... thin white head ... soft toffee nose ... dry low bittter toffee malts ... light hop linger

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008
Cask handpull at The Rake. Good malt. Slightly sweet bitter. It’s fine, slightly earthy. Good malt though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber with white head. Light beer with a caramel note, some bitterness comes through from a slight earthy hop note. Some sweetness in the close. Just a little dull.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Star Inn, Huddersfiled 26/07/2003 Amber coloured with some fruit aroma. Crisp slightly dry malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 03/08/2010 Fruity aroma. Amber coloured fruity and a little hoppy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2011 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Cambridge BF. An amber brown coloured beer with a moderately malty aroma. The taste is quite clean and a bit bitter but there’s not much going on to distinguish it from many other bitters. Another easy drinker. Score 3.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.5. Average becomes 3.2

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Cask, handpump at FFTMC Sunday 1st December 2013 Amber in colour white rim of bubbles. Fruity almost a little perfume thing going on here. Its ok. A6 A4 T5 P3 Ov10 2.8


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