overall
40
73
style
Brewed by Clearwater
Style: Bitter
Bideford, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Our bitterest beer for the more discerning drinker. Malty flavoured and dark in colour, we believe it will be a favourite for years to come.
Proper Ansome starts as it means to go on, with a gentle opening of the bottle that gives way to fresh, immediate hoppy aromas, a relatively calm overall pouring nature, and a caramel colour.
The layering in ones first taste is a pleasant combination, very smooth feel to the mouth, an eddying honeyed sweetness to the taste-buds, and - to the nose - a lightly earthy scent.
The aromas continue to swell accordingly, lengthening in the glass to reveal a herbal edge which brings to mind the fundamental quality of ale.
And here we find Proper Ansome, resting in the fields at sunset, mellow, rustic, and perfectly in tune with the pastoral rhythms of the South West.

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3
rauchbier (3934) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Cask, at Hoops Inn, Horns Cross. Deep red brown, thin short-lived white head and low fine condition. Gentle fruity berries and a hint of coffee and chocolate in the nose, soft and slightly sweet in the mouth with a gentle berry skin sourness and some powdery chocolate bitterness, over a muted sweet toffee note, finish is brief and slightly spicy with a hint of fruitiness.

2.8
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Cask at Swan, Bignall End. Pours copper with an off white head. Very malty, some dry bitterness. An average bitter.

3.4
Cimbasso (1007) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
Sampled from a bottle. Copper colour with a white head. Taste is very rich malts with a taste of toffee and raisins. Rich, earthy Kentish hops gives a good bitter finish. An excellent pint of bitter.

2.7
ManVsBeer (10954) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle from John’s Of Appledore, Appledore. Mid-brown with next to no head. Bitter with a light and palatable sweetness and a light texture.

3.1
imdownthepub (15333) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Wyevale Garden Centre, Bicester, Oxon. Brown with off white head. Quite a malty beer, fruity with a slight vegetable sweetness, almost parsnip / carrot in character. Becomes a little woody, twiggy later on. It’s ok.

3.4
MrTipple (6471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Aroma: fruity, caramel and bread malts. Appearance: clear amber, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, fruity, dark berries, caramel and grain malts. Overall: very nice Bitter, excellent palate. Pint at The Raven, Bath.

3.4
SaintMatty (7526) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
Cask (Bridge Hotel, Newcastle) - Dark brown with red tinges. Dried fruit and earthy hops in the aroma. Malty, fruity and slightly grainy taste with raisins and caramel standing out

3
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Pleasing, malty nose with a hint of Christmassy fruit. Pours a rich, deep, clear amber with a strong beige head. Flavour is medium bitter with notes of wood smoke and treacle. Finish is short. Alright, but nothing special.

3
downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Live & Let Live, Frampton Cotterell, South Gloucestershire 15/7/2013. brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet berry fruits, caramel and rich tea biscuits, with a short-lived, slightly bitter finish. OK.

3.1
fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120807]


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