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


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RATINGS: 48   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, - JUL 4, 2006
(Cask, Charlies, Copenhagen) - Light brown in colour. Light malty nose. The taste is pretty light, with a smack of hops towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2010 - Amber in colour; hazy. Hoppy; earthy hops. Fruity; citrus grapefruit, lemon. Malty base; caramel. Bitter hoppy fruity throughout. Drinkable. (2010-05)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (23756) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (716) - Nottingham, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Cask. Aroma muted hops. Pours amber with lasting white top. Taste is diplomatically described as balanced which in this case spells dull. There is some bitterness in the finish but otherwise neutrality is all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17712) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11807) - Troms, 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).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6895) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Fra cask p WM Hawkes Hull 26 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Gyldengulbrun. Litt uklar. Filmskum. Lett syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken litt ananas. Trr syrlig avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2249) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pale malts, some caramel, slight red berries, subtle marzipan and earthy hops. Taste is similar of biscuity malts, some caramel, slight red berries, subtle nuts and earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, nutty, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A standard, inoffensive beer. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vladivostok (466) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 At the Burton Bridge Inn. Mid amber with a creamy head. Malty aroma leads you into this excellent subtle beer. Taste is very well balanced but malt just has the edge. Smooth and refreshing with a long but not astringent aftertaste. A classic session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
[email protected] (Burton Bridge), Burton-upon-Trent. Amber beer with a small head and good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts, dry hops and a touch of butter, well balanced. Nice body to this one. A very good session bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3615) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
On at the Burton Bridge Inn
This may not be the worst or most offensive bitter on the planet. However it was just bland after a few sips. Even though these things are brewed to be sessionable I would love to see somebody inject some character instead of just a dash of hops, a dash of malts, and then nothing to add depth.

Aroma / Appearance - The flat coppery base is a weak placeholder. Watered down Snickers bars, caramel chews, and malt vie for attention. Somehow it feels diluted and feeble compared to its potential.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is gentle and soft on the palate. It is so gentle that it takes a few sips to get a handle on the mild malty profile. Leaving no remarkable or memorable aspects it fades like a morning fog. While this may work for some people Id prefer to drink a beer that at least tries to capture your attention. Otherwise you may as well be drinking tap water.

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