overall
46
88
style
Brewed by Colchester
Style: Bitter
Colchester, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

1043.5 og
Red best bitter, well balanced with a long rich finish.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (7713) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2017
Dark amber color with a tan head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a fine carbonation level. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Bready, toffee and mild fruity flavor. Ok bitter.
[Bottle at The Premier Inn Room 230 sessions Feb 17 with Rune]

Brewery #1640

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12237) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2017
500ml bottle bought at Hop Beer Shop, Chelmsford. Tiny beige head leaving spotty lacing behind. Bright mahogany in body appearance. Caramel and dark fruity nose. Taste of toffee, earthy malts, grain and subdued leafy hops. Ends with a mid-sweet malty touch. Drinks quite well (Shared with Cunningham, hotel room, Chelmsford 17.02.2017).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4734) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Tried at the Horse and Jockey. Copper coloured beer with a cream coloured head. Big malty and caramel aroma and taste. Smooth body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8517) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Gloucester Road Alehouse, Bristol 11/2/2016. Deep copper in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. A big, malty, beer, with some red fruit, caramel and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Pleasant winter dirnking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2572) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Cask at The Coach, Bridgend. Pours ruby with an off white head. Light spice, nice bitterness, bit dry, maybe too thin. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2889) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Cask at the Draymans Son. Ruby red with little discernible carbonation. Malty smell, some oak, forest floor. Malt also dominates the taste, but there is a strong bitter edge to the finish. Not all that bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (4492) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: caramel and bread malts, light fruitiness, light floral hops. Appearance: clear, dark red, small, off-white, creamy head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, turns fairly bitter, floral hops again, malty base. Overall: substandard Bitter, feels unbalanced and boring. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6406) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Cask at the Bell, Watlham St Lawrence. Reddish chestnut with a loose cream head; fruity aroma; sweet caramel taste with a touch of spice; and an earthy finish. A pleasant, malty autumnal bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3645) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Cask in the Brewshed, Bury St Edmunds. Chestnut with a fading beige head. The taste is toasty malt with a hint of toffee. Pleasant enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (9992) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Cask @ Dirty Dicks, Halifax. Settles a hazy copper-brown with a thick smooth head. Has a smooth drinking texture too with a light berry-sweet aroma and taste with a light bitterness too.


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