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


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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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yespr (45875) - 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.

ladnewton (1979) - 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!

imANDer (26) - USA - OCT 15, 2009
Golden with large white head, dry with moderate hop flavour and crisp aroma.

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.

leaparsons (10613) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2009
Cask, Peterborough Fest 09. Golden and viscous with a small head. Aromas are apricot and citrus with honey and floral notes. Flavours are sweet and fruity with grapefruit, especially. Very hoppy. Good.

RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask@Peterborough Beer Festival, 2009. Amber beer with a lightly hopped aroma and a strongly hopped, dry and malty flavour. Overall an average hopped and dry beer.

Christian (13680) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Fruity aroma with lime and apricot. Dry grassy hop flavour

downender (8693) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle. Amber with a short-lived, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, orange blossoms and citrus hops. Flavour also started with some sweetness, a hint of spice, huge citrus hops and a big bitter finish. Excellent stuff.

cgarvieuk (24800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle at home ... From Bitter virtue ... over livly golden ... big white foam head ... light hop nose ... bitter light spice hop little dry ....

FatPhil (16390) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 16, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 500ml bottle (UK) - shared by SaintMatty - thanks! (6:3:8:4:14=3.5)
Rich orange, doughy head. Simple malty and meadowy aroma. Sweet caramelly malty body, dry noble hop bitter bite, but a fruitier finish too. Lovely long finish, in fact. Well balanced, and a classic UK bitter. Would love to have this cask, bottles can rarely compare to that.
Rerate: Cask (GBBF2010)
7 Super sharp citrusst aroma, some light grains too.
3 Gold, brief head
7 Big bite immediately. Big on the hops. But pleasant light grains too.
4 Soft palate, carbonation low
14 All round great session bitter.

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