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


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Occasional.
NOTE: This is the cask version. the bottled version has a separate listing.
A smooth creamy session bitter, with full malt character and hop undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Superhoops (3) - Whitton, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2007 does not count
Excellent bitter! Very hoppy with a malty edge to it. Good session beer. Could happily drink this one all day! Tried it out at the recent Kingston Beer Festival. Must seek this beer out at the GBBF!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
(Cask at the brewery): Bright golden appearance, classed as bitter but more IPA-ish than many English IPA's. Long lingering mellow citrus aftertaste from the Fuggles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Cask at the Last Drop Inn, York. Copper-amber with a lasting one-inch white head that laces considerably. Quite a massive hop aroma, surprisingly. Notes of pine and grapefruit with slight grassiness, no real malt balance in the nose to speak of. Taste is upfront grapefruit and loads of pine, with a faint sourness that is not unpleasant. Starts sweet, hop citrus in the middle, finishes with a faintly bitter note and a moderate hint of chewy toffee malt. A little unbalanced on the side of the hops, but I get the impression that this pint was very fresh considering the resiny, dank hop notes I pulled from it. Really excellent especially considering the strength.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6459) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Last Drop Inn, York Brewery’s first pub. Deep golden / amber colour, creamy head. Pleasant malty aroma with some fruity hops. Flavourwise this is a decent standard bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and decent hops in the finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
Aug 07 Cask conditioned @ Three Legged Mare, York. Drinkable and fairly light bitter/ Dry biscuity malts traditional malts and a lasting but moresh finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22988) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned. Amber coloured. Flowery aroma. Light bodied, cleadn, dry and slightly salty. Quite bitter finish. A tasty uncomplicated bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodruff (16) - ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2003
Described, accurately, as a session bitter. Nicely hopped, almost like a true IPA, but not too much, to the extent that even my normally real ale avoiding companion was taken, and indulged in another (albeit a half). Looks great when just poured, a great amber texture, and nothing lingering to go sour in the aftertaste. I got to taste this at the actual brewery, where things are usually at their best, will reserve judgement on a higher overall mark until I find it somewhere else. When I do find it though, I'll be glad to partake of a glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2011
[cask at the York Brewery, York] pours clear bitter-coloured brown with a thin white head. Aromas of fruity malt, although there’s not an enormous nose on this one. Slightly fruity, slightly malty on the palate – leads to a slight bitter finish. I don’t mean that as a negative – this is the quintessential Northern English session bitter [26022011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3773) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2002
Cask conditioned, Gravity dispense. Copper colour. Moderate hop aroma along with fruity malt. Good balance of toffeeish malt and hop flavour and a finish that starts malty sweet but becomes hop bitter at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
Light copper colour. Very dry and quite bitter. Not much malt character that I could discern. Finishes clean and dry. A good straightforward session bitter from a very reliable and go-ahead microbrewery. Handpump, The Speaker, London SW1, June 2003

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