Brewed by Frog Island
Style: Bitter
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
A 4.2% copper-coloured beer with an aroma of roasted malt and a hint of passion fruit. The use of English Marris Otter pale malt, crystal malt and wheat malt produces a full-bodied, malty flavour which is enhanced by the citrus notes of American Cascade hops. The bitterness of English Target hops fades with the maltiness to result in a dry, nutty finish.

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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sour malt notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120115]

Ungstrup (38902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A hazy amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is very lightly flowery, while the flavor is sweet malty with light notes of citrus, leading to a dry toffee finish.

cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
tap at bow bar ... red copper ... white head ... soft fruit .. light wood hop ... dull soft toffee fruits

omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
[Cask at GBBF] Clear amber. Soft and pleasant in the mouth,but the hops are too restrained and the caramelly malt is kind of bleak. Mild and medium bodied, but not really outstanding in any way.

harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
Cask at GBBF 06. Deep copper colour, no head. Farty yeast aroma. No great aroma, some caramel/butterscotch malt in mouth and then not much hop. Dull bitter

imdownthepub (15517) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2006
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival 06. Orange brown beer with light head. A big dose of caramel is the first reaction to this beer and the palate never really recovers, if you search you can find bitter fruitiness with a smattering of nut kernal, but the whole effect seems to be out of balance. And Shoemaker? Presumably because Northampton was the cobbling centre of Britain and remains the home of Doc Martin Boots for now.

Rune (13720) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2016
Half from cask at Brunswick Inn. Shared with Finn. A filmy layer on top of a next to clear golden-brown body. Modest malt accented aromas with hints of fruity hops. Malt-fruity flavours, marmalade impression. Resinous bitterness to the ending. Slightly watered in the mouth. Pretty straightforward (Derby 15.02.2016).

rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at Thurrock Beer Festival 2011, Grays, England.
Clear copper colour with tiny white head. Dark dry hops and malty woody in aroma. Dry dark hoppy bitterness in flavour. Long-lasting bitterness in aftertaste. Not that interesting.

leaparsons (10859) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2004
Light caramel in colour. Aromas are spicy hops, sulphur and caramel. Flavours are initially smooth and buttery, then oranges and lemons with spices and bitter hops to finish. Not bad.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham 02/04/2005 Amber colour hoppy and floral. Slightly dry nutty lasting finish with some bitterness.

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