Formerly brewed at Daleside
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Harrogate, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Duff is a ruby colored smooth strong ale. It is a nicely balanced beer with rich fruity,and malt/roast malt flavors blending smoothly together(5.0 ABV). The beer is dark in color to reflect the Gaelic meaning of dark or black.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1186) - SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2007
Nice lookin dark beer, thickinsh head leaving lines down the glass as I sup. Nose & palate both disappoint, not much to either. The finish has an almost tannic dryness which is a bit much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Dark ruby coloured beer with a sweet caramelly coffee aroma, taste is malty with a smoked finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2007
Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a ruby hue. The aroma is dry, smoky, fruity and malty. The taste is dry and smoky. Roasty and toasty. Bready and decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
a Brown colored ale,Heavy malt nose, nice rounded fruit malt that just a tad fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
Didnt know what to expect with this one as its presumably named after the Duff brewey on the Simpsons. If Homer likes it then so should I. Lovely dark brown appearance with no carbonation. Slightly dry and almost stout like. An excellent surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
I bought this beer last night, as a one-off thing, and I can admit I will be buying it again. Although its a bitter, it tastes like a stout, in my opinion. It has a the burnt, liquorice after-taste to it that a stout does, and the dark colour too. Overall a really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber/copper with a large off-white foam. Aromas are roast and chocolate malts with mollasses and earthy, spicy hops. Some sweet toffee and caramel. Flavours are chocolate and caramel malts with some roast character. Some nutty notes with liquorice. Dry towards the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
Aroma starts lightly sweet roasted vanilla, slightly treackle also. Taste is chocolate roasted malt, treackle again, a bit sweetish but balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma is rich and malty with caramel. Nice caramel and roast malt taste, some fruit. Finish is dry with some hops. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 From bottle. As I open the bottle a get a great fruity roasted coffee aroma. It has a very deep red appearance with a thin head. I was looking forward to tasting just from the aroma. The taste was sweet and smooth to drink but not what I expected. There was no distinguished taste for a dark ale, nothing stood out at all really except the slightly metallic aftertaste. Got used to it mind.

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