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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4812) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2010
cask at gbbf ... copper ... thin white head ... soft toffee nose ... dry low bittter toffee malts ... light hop linger

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8391) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2008
Cask at the Market Porter. Full malty body, cereals. Could have done with more hoppy bitterness to balance it. Drier finish, but not very impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle.claiming to be their flagship beer this was very disappointing. Muddy appearance and a lifeless body.Some bitterness but generally very bland. One to avoid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9623) - 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 (9158) - 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.


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