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


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered/Unfiltered - both available regularly.
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 pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, torrefied wheat. Goldings and Fuggles hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Cork & Cask, Southampton. A traditional bitter, and a damn good one. Early reviews of this were not positive, so I imagine Yates must have upped their game considerably because, even filtered, this is an impressive beer. Nutty and fruity - great balance of flavours. We have the deep toasted malts providing gentle nips of chocolate, moving up to plummy fruit, and reaching the higher delicate notes of elderflower fragrance. This is a great session beer that does what a good session beer should do, quenches the thirst, easy drinking, satisfies yet encourages further drinking, and also provides bags of flavour and character. Bang on! My sort of beer. Shame it’s filtered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2005
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Brownish golden colour. Complex aroma of blackcurrants, blackberries and hay, some sherry too. Malty flavour with tolerable hops, hints of blackcurrant leaves and marsala (Italian fortified wine). Very moderate hops in the finish, slightly dusty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from local co-op in Cowes. Pours out in a deep dark amber - light brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of nuts and malt. Taste of roasted barley, toast, nuts, malt, torf and acid berries. Refreshing and bitter finish. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Sticky toffee pudding, dates and toasted malt in the aroma. Nutty and malty taste with pecan nuts, toffee and sultanas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2010
cask at gbbf ... copper ... thin white head ... soft toffee nose ... dry low bittter toffee malts ... light hop linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2005
Attractive bright amber colour. A decent best bitter with a good balance of soft malt and hop bitterness. Some citric notes. But as maeib say, there’s not really anything to make it stand out from the pack. Cask (gravity dispense), Cambridge Beer Festival, May 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34350) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6458) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. A fine brown brew with a classic aromas of nuts, some chocolate, raisins. Easyily drinkable with a cripsy, slightly sweetish background and fine balanced carbo. Brewed with love. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Gravity cask@1st Ryde Real Ale and Cider Festival, Ryde
Sold as "Charity ale", but cask had this label. Nut brown-amber color, tiny beige head. Raisiny, nutty aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Woody, earthy hoppyness. Nice palate.

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