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 12/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle. Amber body. Thin white head with zero retention. Fruity, malt, citric, spice, burnt caramel, fresh crusty bread. Light bitterness. Dry finish. Hint of oiliness. Boring brown bitter.

   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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10414) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Clear deep golden with medium white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with discrete hoppy an citric notes. Flavor likewise with a mild bitter end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
De couleur rougeâtre très pâle, cette bitter a des flaveurs de malt, sans saveurs prononcées. Dégusté dans une bouteille de 500ml, directement d’Angleterre.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle at Chris_o Pre GBBF Shindig 08. Gold/copper, thin lasting beige head. OK bitter, bit malty, bit too sweet and frankly not really very well integrated, which surprised me as York is normally a very good brewer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle from Asda Shipley. Copper colour with a very thin white head. syrupy aroma. Flat skunky not very nice.

   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.

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