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style
Brewed by Davenports (prev Highgate)
Style: Bitter
Walsall, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
NOTE: Also available in keg and pasteurised bottle, which has a separate listing.
Raw materials: A blend of pale and crystal malts, supplemented with torrefied wheat and no. 3 invert block sugar. Bitterness is provided by First Gold, Cascade and Styrian Golding hops.
Tasting notes: Based on the original Davenports recipe, this classic copper coloured ale is full-bodied, with a palate rich in malt and fruit, balanced by a satisfying bitter finish.

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2.1
kermis (14566) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
Cask at The Bulls Head, Birmingham. Clear dark amber with a small cream head. Aroma of toffee, malt, fudge, licorice notes, hair spray and caramel. Flavour is above moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

3.3
Mr_Pink_152 (5550) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
On tap at the Felix holt, Nuneaton. Amber colour with mid white head. Aroma light fruit and malt. Taste slight caramel with a dry finish.

3.4
SarkyNorthener (4847) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
[email protected] avion, aldridge. Didn’t think I would ever get the chance to drink this beer. Amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is malty. Taste is malts, caramel, some dry hop bitterness and fruity. Good stuff.

3.3
jmgreenuk (10006) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 10, 2015
Gravity cask at the Walsall Camra, beer festival 2015. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is light hop, light creamy malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth malt, woody hop bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. A decent session bitter and a real blast from the past!

2.9
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2011
23.5.07 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber. Anonymous first impression with a whiff of sulphur. Pleasant citric taste and mid bitter finish. It turned out all right in the end.

2.9
kassner (1692) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Had this on Tap at the Rose and Crown in Stratford upon Avon. Golden clear color, a smooth dry bitterwith lots of lacing. This version also had some lemon notes.

3.1
weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
Cask. Murky orange brown with frothy white head. Hints of tea and fruit, caramel, mild hop finish. Nothing spectacular but sandwiched in between some utter rubbish, I quite enjoyed it.

2.6
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
Cask @ The Mansion, Gipsy Hill, London. Nose of malt and hops. Pours a golden colour beer with a small white head. Quite a sweet beer with malt characteristics. Not great.

2
Fukito (1064) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 26, 2007
Cask @ King´s Cross, november 07. Shinny golden color with a small white head. Methallic, oxidized flavor. In a real bad condition. Medium to light mouthfeel, empty, flat and bland. Lifeless, astringent, null aftertaste. Skunky aroma with cardboard notes. Dull, off, forgettable bitter.

2.9
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at The Prince of Wales, Highgate.
Darker side of blonde with a slim white head and lots of lace. Heavily citric hoppy aroma. Almost astingent hoppy flavour. Very sharp. Slightly soapy. Blah.


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