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Brewed by Yeovil
Style: Bitter
Yeovil, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.
A dark copper speciality bitter with a late hopping floral bouquet, it is rich & hoppy yet sweet & luscious at the same time!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, straw, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130124]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
Cask @ The Plough & Harrow, JDW, Hammersmith W6. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with bitter hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty bitter caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2012
cask at standing order ... amber ... thin white head ... soft toffee fruit nose ... light sweet summer fruits ... light pine hop ... ok but uninteresting ... but im coming round to it... as benji says touch of lemon cheesecake... yeah liking it more 3.5-3.7

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13743) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
Cask gravity at Reading BF 09. Attractive mid brown colour with lasting thin beige head. Yes goodish hops on this, bit of earthyness. Good bitter bite, nice assertive malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2010
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’10. reddish copper with white head. There is a fruity sweetness, strawberry, plum, fructose. Hops emerge through later on. A pretty decent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
Cask at City Arms. Pours clear amber with a small, bubbly off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt with earthy hops and light dates. Flavor is sweet malt, light fruity esters, hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Festival Bar at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 16/11/2008 Hop and some malt aroma. Amber coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp and slightly wheaty malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 B Cask, Cabot Hotel, Weston Super Mare. Copper with a thin foam. Aromas are toffee and Weetabix with nutty, spicy notes and mellow berries. Dark treacle with autumn fruit and some leafiness. Flavours are malty with earthy, spices and some nuttiness. Lightly fruity with a dry, leafy autumnal finish. Nice. Prev rating Bottle. Copper brown with an off white bubbly foam. Aromas are toffee and yeast with Weetabix and some nuttiness. Background lemon with bready cookie dough. Flavours are sweet toffee and Weetabix with yeast and hints of metal. A bit flat and peppery on the finish. OK. 3.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7920) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
cask at The Marine, Sidmouth. Copper colour, small, creamy head. Fruity-floral aroma. Medium-bodied, good malty background with hints of roasetd malts and raisins, balanced by some very nice citrusy hops in the lingering finish. Smooth palate. A very good ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, day 2, on 1 May 2009. Another decent copper coloured bitter from Yeovil. Good balance of earthy malt and hoppy bitterness. Not a huge amount to be said but a pleasant drinker sure enough.


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