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

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2009
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.6
Svesse (8597) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 6 Aug 2008) Golden colour with brief, white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, caramel and biscuity malt. Fruity taste with citrus (orange, grapefruit) and a generous citrussy hop character in a floral, slightly soapy finish. Nice beer with good hop flavours.

3.2
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
[email protected] Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar, hayish hops and some mild fruits mixed in. Flavour is wood, mild spices and flowery hops. Fruity and wooden aftertaste.

3.5
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Hazy golden. Lemony hop aroma. Good bitterness, toffee and lemons flavours. Refreshing and sufficiently complex.

4
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Golden light amber, very good condition. Fruity and hoppy, it’s very drinkable and has a superb lingering bitter finish. A great English bitter.

3.1
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear golden with tiny off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with discrete hoppy and citric notes. Floral flavor that ends mild bitter.

4.3
SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: APR 3, 2009 Cask at The Guide Dog, Southampton- Dark golden in colour with a pale head. The aroma is hoppy and floral with peaches and sticky toffee being detected. The taste is mildly bitter and hoppy and very well balanced. A great pint.

3.2
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ Magpie & Crown, TW8 Brentford, London. Light light unclear light yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.6
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Gravity, Merton Beer Festival. Warm gold with a rough soapy layer of foam. A spring hop aroma. Hay, green plums. Blackberry and citrus hop flavor, light clean malt. A bit of clingy pith, and a late toast finish. An appealing roundness to this beer, in spite of being light bodied. This is quite nice, though I think I got my hopes set a little high.

4
Fin (10538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival 06-07-07. Poured copper coloured wonderfully clear, with a nice white head and lovely aroma. What a contrast to The Grand Union Simcoe (see review) the hops were there on the nose but were presented in a very gentle wafting way, lovely floral notes. Some soft caramel flavours initially but with a nice hoppy background. What a lovely beer, the sort of beer that you need to sip slowly whilst watching little fluffy clouds float above you and the with the sun gently warming your face, ah bliss.


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