Brewed by Buffys
Style: Bitter
Norwich, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Shortlisted for the "Campaign for Real Ale Champion Beer of Great Britain" a pint of this amber coloured bitter is just packed with those fresh flowery aromas that only American Mounthood hops can achieve.
The more traditional English Fuggles and Golding hops add the required balance to this 'best bitter' whilst the underlying caramel flavours are achieved using a blend of Marris Otter, crystal and roast malts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
13th September 2014
Grange Barn Beer Festival. Coggeshall. Cask. Clear gold beer, residual white head. Palate is light and has a mild crispness. Semi dry. Mellow sweetness to the semi dry malts. Subtle spice. Little tangerine leading to mild orange. Light finish okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (18927) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Autumn BF, Englefield Green, 11/10/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with little in the way of head. Nose is caramel, floral hops, fruity punch. Taste comprises edlerflower, strawberries, lgiht hop presence, toasted malts. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (5389) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask by gravity at Ayrshire Beer Festival, Troon (13 Oct 12) - deep golden, slight haze, thin off-white head, floral hop aroma, wheat, toffee, berry fruit notes, high carbonation, dry finish, bitter aftertase

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
Tasted this in The Three Judges, Glasgow in February 2003. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark amber in colour with a thin white head. Good malty note in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and little lacing. Pale malts give a maltloaf note with juicy raisins and honeydew melon. Slight prickle of hop resins in the aftertaste impart a resiny tanin flavour. The finish is well balanced with fruity malt and dusty hops. A reasonable session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (2056) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2010
5l mini cask. Bubbly, mostly disappearing white head & a clear golden orange body. Good English hop nose with a delicate orange citrus bite and biscuity malts. Ever so slight citrus flavours on the tongue with good honeyish & bready malt sweet notes. Some yeast & earth at the back too. Soft & crisp with just a touch of carbonation. Light to medium body, finishing with a grassy hop & toasted malt bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Cask at The Wheatsheaf. Dark golden body with no head. Bitter and eggy nose. Taste is sweet, hoppy, malty. Caramel flavour. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2010
500ml Bottle conditioned. About 1 month past its best before date.I got the distinct smell of apples on the nose. It poured a light amber colour with only a small head but plenty of carbonation, Very fruity in the mouth with a subtle sweetness. A very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1927) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2009
Guest cask at the Oakdale Arms, London N4 on 25th June 2009. Crystal-clear amber coloured bitter with an off white head that dies fairly quickly in the glass. Complex hoppy aroma, akin to Woodfordes "Wherry" with herb, grass and perfume notes prevalent. Kick flavour is less intense, but the aromas last through until a medium duration dry finish on a smooth mouthfeel. Rather pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
Cask, gravity, at Cambridge Beer Festival 09. Copper amber with a white head. Intense malty aroma with some yeast. Strawy hops with the malt in the taste. Some bitterness. I thought this was well balanced and extremely good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
(Bottle) Copper clear colour with no head. Nutty aroma with some spices and walnut cake? A little flowery. Taste was hoppy, sweet with a sweet finish. A little spice but feels thin in the mouth. Ok, quite drinkable, but nothing special.

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