Brewed by Falstaff
Style: Bitter
Derby, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
Brewed with three varieties of hop and dry hopped with a fourth Fist Full is rich amber with an almost mouth puckering dryness balanced with a subtle fruitiness. It has a long hoppy and fruity aftertaste. Our favourite so far!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
Cask at Southampton Beer Festival -05 Orange, no head, slighlty hazy. Sweetish flowery aroma. Rather blend in the palate with grapefruit tones. Some dry hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2005
[email protected], 05. Glupy looking orange brown beer with a light and malty aroma and a full tasting, thick and not very dry flavour. Overall quite a different beer to sample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11655) - Sborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
Cask @ GBBF 2005: Amber coloured. Fluffy off white head. Sweet fruity and herbal aroma. Is quite full bodied. Very hoppy flavour with a somewhat grapish note. Herbal and light fruity. Is light bitter in the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2005
Half pint pulled at the Great British Beer Festival, a slightly cloudy amber with a good sized frothy head. A beautiful aroma, fruity (berries?) and strongly hopped. The flavour is disappointingly plain after the aroma (and a little soapy), and the mouthfeel is more sour than bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Banbury BF. An orangey coloured bitter which failed to deliver anything much in the aroma. The taste however was nice and hoppy. Those hops being sticky thick and gloopy. A smooth beer with a really good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (14228) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
Cask Conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival 05. Amber beer with lasting laced white head, cracking condition. Wow, what a beer, sulphery pungent eggy nose with a sharp citric hop aroma. Full, dry bitter beer, walloping mouthfeel and a citric fruit body. Lasts forever, juicy an absolute belter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
Cask (handpulled) at Derby Winter Beer Festival 2005. Grapefruit aroma, almost herbal. Light caramel body, halo of white head, balanced, long finsih with smarting fruit. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2004
[email protected] BF. Wasnt quite the fistfull of hops i was expecting, but it was pleasant all the same. Nose is hoppy. Orangey, hop-resiny mouthfeel, sappy, but dry towards the finish, finishes a bit short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2004
Beer # 11 at Dartford Beer Festival, with SilkTork and Duff. A pretty decent effort from a fairly recently reopened brewpub in Derby. Amber colour. A bit hazy - presumably not settled out completely, but that didnt have any discernible ill-effects. Lots of lemony, grassy hops in the aroma and a distinct Sauvignon-like gooseberry leaf accent. Unfortunately, I thought it fell away a bit on the palate. Thats not to say it was dull, just that the it didnt live up to the promise that the aroma offered. Still a good beer though. Cask (gravity dispense).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5694) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
Dartford Fest. Gravity. Orange colour. Fruit aroma with a hint of spice - nutmeg? This eventually vanished to be replaced with an earthy gooseberry. Superb mouthfeel. Slightly sweet backed up by flowery fesh hops. Spanking. One of the best beers of the festival.

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