Brewed by Bowman
Style: Bitter
Southampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular.
Gloriously rich golden in colour and with a wonderful mown grass aroma, this premium bitter is full of complex flavours including a tiny amount of caramel. The addition of American hops gives it a full hop flavour with a dry finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
(cask) Light amber colour, almost clear, with a frothy, mostly lasting white head with far lacing. Aroma has toasted,nutty and caramel notes from the malts and very strong aromatic hoppiness with herbs, grass, moss. Some honey and brown sugar as well. Taste is lightly sweet with light to moderate bitterness. Light to medium body, smooth texture, soft carbonation and lightly astringent finish. Over all a very well-made aromatic ale. Not hugely exciting, but really an excellent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4563) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Cask at the Bull Inn in Chichester, light brown with lacy white head, sweetish malt aroma with orange notes, bittersweet and malty with a crisp tang. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3639) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
Uncommonly bitter and hoppy for an english bitter. Lots of zesty grass and dandelion tones and bitterness a long with a bit of citrus. Dry, fresh and bitter. Cask at Greatham Inn East Hampshire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (4114) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2011
On cask at Nerax North. Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden color with a thin veil of soft white bubbles. Smell is sweet malty with hints of candy sugar and a spicy earthy almost citric hop aroma as well. Taste is sweet and bready malt with hints of earthy hops. Medium body with a low level of carbonation and I slick mouthfeel. Decent brew Im glad I got the chance to try it and on cask no less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36427) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A golden beer with a thin yellowish head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrus fruits and straw, leading to a dry finish. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Amber with a scummy white head; grassy aroma; fresh floral flavour to start with some caramel maltiness to follow; and a light grassy bitterness to finish. A well-balanced bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43161) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Sweet, malty and slight citrusy hoppy. Citrusy and dry bitter finish. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
Cask at the Southampton Arms on 1st July 2010. Hazy amber with cream-white head. Bitter hoppiness and citrus notes harmonise together but are up against an underlying "ashiness" that seems to detract rather than add o the experience of the beer. As with all my lower ratings I am quite happy to be proved wrong!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imANDer (26) - USA - OCT 15, 2009
Golden with large white head, dry with moderate hop flavour and crisp aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Courtesy chzman. Gold. White head. Nose of caramel and earthy, grassy hops. Flavor of softly sweet malt and plentiful floral, grassy hops, nicely bitter and dry. Medium/light body, moderate carbonation. A hoppy bitter that I could drink a ton of.

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