Formerly brewed at Great Yorkshire (prev Cropton)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cropton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Note: There are two versions of this beer. This is the stronger export version.
A dark bitter, using finest Cascade and a Styrian Goldings hops and English malt, providing a unique hoppy beer with a fruity aftertaste.

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bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
(500ml bottle) Pours a cloudy reddish-brown body with a large beige head. Aroma of toffee and plums. Flavor of dark fruits, toasted malt, and sourness.

Tmoney99 (14747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate malty and tart citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a solid drinkable beer

HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Poured a dark brown with red hues, small off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits, malts and hops. Flavor was more of the same, cherry and raisin flavors, caramel malts and mild hops. Decent, easy drinking winter ale.

elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Cloudy amber pour, some malt and spice in the aroma. Flavor-wise this was a a real dissapointment, could not finish the 500ml bottle.

patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2007
500ml bottle - Well I see from scanning the other reviews that I didn’t get a bad bottle. It’s supposed to taste this way. So here we go. It pours dark amber with a medium, fluffy head. There’s a malty aroma with a hint of spice. The malt led flavor is quite tart and in an odd tasting way that doesn’t really go with this style. The hops is definitely in there with some moderate bitterness, but even it seems kind of off. It also needs a little more body. This beer is thoroughly unimpressive. I’m really not sure what they were going for here. It looks good and smells okay, then it starts going downhill.

frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Poured a slight-hazed bronze with a creamy, cream-colored head that left fat lace trails. Smells sour and acidic, like heady underarms swabbed with a pungent cheese. Subtle background of Fuggles. Tart, dry & mildly metallic with unimpressive stale bitters. Revenge indeed. I drank this pint mid-December and noted that, "I enjoyed licking ~90 Christmas card envelopes better."

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BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle and served in my Rogue Santa’s Reserve glass: Displays a clean amber hue with a fading fizzy head but had good lace. The aroma has notes of sour apple and brett, caramel and grainy malt, and some oaky wood character. The taste matches the nose completely, a acidic sourness over a mild sweet malt base with a woody dry finish. A mild allspice flavor lingers during the aftertaste. Strangely refreshing but I get the feeling this is NOT how this beer is suppose to taste. The mouth feel is soft and light, watery. Well I am going to give this a good score even though I know it may be infected or just simply turned sour from storage/ transportation issues because it is refreshing and I imagine this is what a bitter from Jolly Pumpkin could taste like. Rating #2700

BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2007
[Bottle - Johns Market] A deep copper color with a light head. This had a vrewy speciy yet fruit nose and flavor. This was a deep winter ale with some good flavors. This would be good in about 6 months to smooth out. A very nice Xmas brew.

Shag (3027) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2007
A copper color with a large head. An orange, spice, and caramel. The flavor is somewhat sour with some cherries, oranges, and toffee. A very smooth aftertaste. This one has good drinkability and would make for a good session ale.

thornecb (5989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Pours an orange amber into an English pint. Offwhite head recedes to blotch surface. Sour chocolate aromas. Slick and metallic with a lasting bitter copper finish.

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