Brewed by Allendale
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hexham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A beautiful blood red coloured, full bodied beer. With a medium bitterness and a fruity blackcurrant aroma coming from Williamette hops.At 5.5% abv. This really is beer with bite!
A Strong Ale brewed in honour of the infamous Wolf of Allendale, that terrorised and killed about 40 sheep in December 1904. Killed by a train, yet sightings of other fearsome beasts still abound in the area.

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stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2012
Cask @ Mile Castle JDW, Newcastle 090912
Caramel brown, dense off white head with some lacing
Aroma - soft caramel malts, not much on the aroma
Taste - soft caramel malts. toffee malts, hint of chocolate, good flavour, alcohol well hidden, would like more flavour though - I remember it beingt a tad more intense than this
Palate - thinnish body. Finish as main flavour witha bit of soft lingering toasted malts with a bit of cocoa
Overall - Seems to be not as good when I’ve had it before - will re-rate next time I see it

worldbeertaste (1819) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
Dont know why this is labled as a Best bitter its clearly closer to porter or mild due to the roast and dark malt, with berries. Dark brown with a thin tan lasting head. Smells of licorish, nut and dark roasted malt. Medium oily body. Taste of licorish, dark malt with some light roast elements. Stared really nice bu then got borring.

madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
11th September 2009
Cask at Chapel Beer Festival. Clear amber brown beer. Semi dry palate. Rich malt. Fruity but with a distinct bubblegum undertone. Porter like dark fruits. Very nicely flavoured beer.

omhper (26057) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Cask at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury. Hazy copper/mahogany colour. Fudge aroma. Sweet and fruity with medium body and cushiony caramally malt. Some butterscotch and lactic tartness. Low bitterness. Unconvincing.

Bullit (4845) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Cask @ Alloa Real Ale Festival 2011. Red - dark brownish colour, off-white head. Nose is caramel malts, wood polish. Flavour is slightly roasted malts, caramel. Slight sweet and hoppy finish.

Sigmund (8109) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 10, 2011
500 ml bottle, from The Cheese & Wine Shop, Darlington. Copper colour, large to moderate off-white head. Strong and pleasant aroma of malts, caramel, raisins, dark dried fruits, blackcurrants, a hint of tobacco. Fruity flavour, notes of raisins and blackcurrants, also notes of caramel malts, but the beer is not too sweet. Moderate but sufficient hops in the finish. Very drinkable.

Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
yellow brown, mostly clear wow. nice. kind of a warm cherry crumble. red fruit and granola baked in the oven. maybe some fig elements; thin/med body, moderately fizzy

patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2010
cask at Guildford Arms in Edinburgh - Pours dark amber and smells of caramel malt with a little hops. The flavor is mainly sweet malt with a bit of a hops bite. It’s medium bodied and has light bitterness in the finish. This brew is more fully flavored than the regular bitters.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown with a small beige head. Ashy aroma. Intensely sweet leathery burnt malt taste. Some bitterness. Say no more. Delicious.

DruncanVeasey (8603) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle from a farmshop near Amble, Northumberland, not BC. Raspberry jelly red swirled with a slender white lid. Sweet sweet toffeeish doppelbock aroma with a wring of old sock, jellied red fruit, marzipan, Schlenkerla and oily hop. Chocolate coated caramel, walnut, waxy prune, malt loaf and leather touches. Robust finish with earthy hops and malt, roast and a dab of rauch. Tasty stuff, mingling brown ale and deep doppelbock maltiness.

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