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


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. Labelled as Two Mugs for export to USA.
Our very first brew and still our most popular cask beer. A classic bitter providing a balanced hoppy flavour with a malty aftertaste.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Frank (4210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Cloudy orange color and a nice white head. This doesn’t look half bad. Nose and flavor are both quite mild, verging very much on bland. There is just a bit of earthy hops and some caramel and toffee malts. Overall, it is very light and dry hence very drinkable. There is really nothing at all though to grab your attention and as such this falls away into a sea of bland English ales. The one unique thing is that the carbonation is at a surprisingly high level for an English ale, even a bottled one, but I am actually thinking in this case that is a dubious virtue at best. This is my one hundreth English beer rating and it’s unfortunate that it is not something I can use as a means of praising England’s wonderful brewing culture though it is pretty typical of the ales we get from there here which tend towards being bland and in poor condition.

joe19612 (2964) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a medium amber brown body with good tight white head. Full aroma of malts and robust hops. Flavour is well balanced between the full malts with touches of caramel and toffee and the firm full flavoured crisp hops. Aftertaste allows the sweeter malts to come through the drying hops.

Mand (6) - Bradford, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2009 does not count
A very creamy coloured head. slightly cloudy to look at. All yeast sediment in bottom of glass. At first taste it had a very liquorice taste which went away.

Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle: OK, well. Drinkable with a nice, British bitterness. I just found this thin and lacking really. Sweet and cereally but it has no depth to speak of. Not really bothered and found it a touch too fizzy.

fonefan (49586) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090304]

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - New Inn, Cropton. A golden coloured beer with a tight white head and lacing. The aroma is slightly hoppy, but the hops in the mouth are better. Orange fruits. Clean, citric and drinkable.

thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle. Amber with a big offwhite head. Grassy hop aroma with some caramel. Some bitterness balancing caramel sweetness. On the thin side. Agreeable in the end.

skortila (5905) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2008
Bottled. Aroma is slightly grassy with flowers. Hazy, yellow coloured with a large, off-white head. Taste is a bit sweet, slightly bitter with flowery hops, some citrus and maltiness,

caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2008
Bottled. Hazy orange color, big frothy head. Soft aroma of some hop and malt. Reasonable bitter taste, some caramel. Nothing special.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
Cask in Blackfriars. Aroma is biscuity relitivly sweet, grassy bittering hop noteable. Taste is biscuity slightly richer than expected, quite a full body for the % grassy in the finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5