Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Our first ever brew in May 1982. Now our flagship beer. Winner of its class at the Great British Beer Festival.
Colour: Amber.
Nose: Dry hoppy aroma with a fruity background.
Taste: A bitter beer with a lingering aftertaste.
Hops: Challenger, Target & Northdown with Styrian added at the end of the boil.
Malt: Pale & Crystal.

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fonefan (52959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ JDW - The Moon Under Water, 68-74 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M3 2FN.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100425]

Ungstrup (39086) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, while the flavor contains notes of caramel, diacethyl, aroma hops, and flowers.

madmitch76 (26847) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
8th October 2016
Sun Inn Kelvedon, Autumn Beer Fest, Cask. Clear amber beer, bubbly cream colour head. Palate is light, smooth and has low carbonation. Smooth malts, mild tangy caramel, vague brackish water. Mild spice and dry pithy bitterness. Little orange peel before a light semi dry finish. A bit too many things irritate with this one.

Theydon_Bois (21794) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man, Englefield Green, Midlands BF, 15/03/13. Lightly hazed dark golden amber with no head - not pretty on the eye! Nose is malts, hops, touch of TCP, caramel. Taste comprises malt, berry fruits, pretty basic on the flavour front. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation - a touch on the flat side, some light bitter notes in the finish. A very bog standard twiggy bitter - not one to bother with again, red wine plaease if that’s all on offer!

harrisoni (19695) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Cask gravity at Kent & East Sussex Railway BF 2016. Dark amber colour lasting beige head. some yeast on aroma some malt sweetness some hedgerow english hops touch of white pepper. Decent condition. Typically english bitter good nuttiness.

FatPhil (17493) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2008
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Deep orange, almost no head. Sweet fruity aroma, estery. Quite full body, but a bit watery and flat. Reasonable back-of-the-mouth bitterness. Hint of mushroom. OK bitterness, but a tad dull.

MiP (16082) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
Cask, 4.2%. OK fruity aroma. Hazy copper colour. No head. Moldy flavour, some fruit. Quite boring.

gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2006
Cask , wharf, Ålborg. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Hoppy aroma. Flavour is fruity hop, apple. Light bitter finish.

imdownthepub (15640) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Charters Bar, Peterborough. Light amber beer, red hue, with everlasting head. A truly well balanced , refreshing bitter, with a smooth malty base, lightly caramalised then a peppery dry hop that lasts forever. Top notch beer.

Rune (14045) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
Half pint, cask at Wm Hawkes. A covering white head with good lacing. Slightly hazy golden body, Smell of leafy hops and caramel malts. Malt-fruity taste of caramel and citrus leading to a restrained bitter end. Easy going bitter (shared with Finn, Hull 26.11.2015).

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