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


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Generally only available bottled (not bottle conditioned). Has been seen occasionally in cask.
Brewed within the City walls of York, and developed in conjunction with Castle Howard, the setting for the evergreen television series "Brideshead revisited", this premimum bitter has a smooth and creamy malt flavour against a background of fruitiness leaving a lingering, pleasent after taste. It is guaranteed to the very highest standards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
It’s a warm golden beer with a nice head. The aroma has notes of caramel, a bit of aroma hops and isn’t very strong. The flavour has notes of fruit, a lot of apples, and a rather dry and moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
500ml Bottle. Bright gold, lagery-hued body topped with creamy suds. Fruity, toffeeish nose. Tangy orange fruitiness, mellow soapy bitterness, a touch of biscuit in the nostrils. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 23/02/2001 Bitter on the palate with a hint of wheat flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
Quite a heavy bitter.Dark apperance and quite fruity with a lingering bitterness.Stands out from the crowd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2005
Poured from the bottle, a light orange/brown with a frothy head. Aroma is quite malty. A sharp malty taste, a little watery though. Also quite carbonated in the mouth.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
AaFa (5) - USA - JUL 4, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 Bottle bought at Castle Howard. Toffee sweet with a bit too much fizz. Tastes better when artificial fizz has died down. A boiled sweet tastes takes away some pleasure. I wish mine had been more like the earthy one that Oakes enjoyed. I assume that was a cask version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1332) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2005
From A Bottle.Dark amber in colour with a small head,aroma is of light malt and fruit, taste is malty and fruity with a good dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3803) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2003
Bottled. Copper coloured, initial head drops straight off and moderate condition does little to help. Low aromas of caramel and hops, but hops develop nicely in the mouth along with some toffee. Finish is dry and hoppy. Nice undemanding session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2000
Earthy, lightly toasty, well-balanced.

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