overall
38
65
style
Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
A well hopped, light golden session bitter with a distinctive, dry, refreshing taste enjoyed through a rich creamy head. Brewed in traditional cast iron and copper vessels using the finest ingredients.

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3.1
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
Clearish golden ale covered by a lasting white cover. Sandy, floral and quite bitter beer with a rather generic maltiness. No real toastiness shows hop, it hesitates on a strawy character that lacks confidence. Nevertheless, it packs a fair bitterness and finishes with punch and length.

3
downender (9003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Plume of Feathers, Bristol. Amber coloured with a minimal head. Aroma had some fruitiness and floral hops. Flavour had some biscuity malt and a dry slightly hoppy finish. Ok.

2.4
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2007
1/2 pint at The Wharf in Aalborg, Denmark. Amber color, off-white head. Floral and some bitterness - but much too thin for my taste.

3.3
Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Cask at Charlie´s Bar in Copenhagen. Pale brown/amber color with a small head. Light aroma of fruit, yeast and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, banana, some bread, yeast and light hop bitterness. Flat carbonation. Nice, goes down very easy. 080225. Cask at Mathers, Edinburgh. Overall: 3.3

3.3
Fin (11047) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Cask at The Crown, Charlton-On-Otmoor 28-09-07 Poured amber in colour with small white head. A nice fruit beer, sweeter than I recall but with a nice hoppy flourish and dryness at the end, a tasty session beer, and another beer that I can’t believe that I’ve not rated before.

3
HogTownHarry (7084) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
Cask. At The Harp, Covent Garden, London. Clear amber pour, with a decent lasting frothy straw-coloured head. Quite a roasty sweet caramel aroma to this, but am I picking up the dreaded diacetyl? - It seems a tad papery and artificially sweet, but the dry herbal hops are decent. The taste - less of that buttery, caramel pudding character, the sweet malt is a little roasty, and the dry herbal hops are again just fine. Very light body, perhaps too much bitter astringency for the sweetness of the malt, a bitter, dry linger doesn’t detract too much, but the weakest thing I had at The Harp when all is said and done.

2.5
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Burleigh Arms, Cambridge : Cask : Pale brown beer. Cardboard flavours predominate, lasting bitterness. No hop aroma. Boring.

3
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2007
Cask @ The Nelson, Waterloo. Smokey aroma, pours clear copper beer with a lasting head. Malty with citrus and grapefruit and treacle on the fininsh. Decent if not outstanding.

2.1
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh. Golden colour. Very empty beer. Low maltiness with lowalpha, earthy hops. Low bitterness. Almost tasteless.

3.3
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh) Golden color, white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with something making me feel like I am in a stable. Hoppy flavor with grassy and citric notes.


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