Brewed by Galbraith Brewing Company
Style: Bitter
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Named in honour of Kentishman John “Bob” Hudson who had the patience to teach me how to brew the old way. Brewed using finest Golden Promise pale ale malt and crystal malt from Yorkshire and top quality Styrian Golding variety hops. Hard water and generous late addition hops have produced a tangy and refreshing bitter. This lighter gravity “boys” bitter is ideal for session drinking.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
(Cask) Clear, deep golden with a small, off-white head. Lightly nutty nose. Light in body with your typical smooth cask mouthfeel. A little nuts and fruit but also a vague fusty edge. Dry, bitter finish. 070208

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24647) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2006
Cask at the brewpub. Deep golden. Fruity hay aroma. Sweet and malty with soft, rounded mouthfeel. Chewy with notes of ripe fruits and medium bitterness. An honest, English style bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (23637) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Cask handpull at the source. Crystal clear golden color, white edge head. Aroma of subtle black pepper. Taste is pepper and straw. A classic English bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (17003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Light, appley, the hop has little bitterness but lends a nice, spicy character. Very English, a real treat so far from that island.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9925) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Cask at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Little carbonation. Hoppy aroma, with fruit, malt and wood. Bitter. Light body, somewhat watery, and smooth from lack of carbonation. Unmistakably English style. Good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
Cask. Golden colour with a thin white head. Light UK style spicy hops in the nose. A little bit of sulfur in the nose as well. Saaz/Golding hops. Flavour is good, faint caramel malt aroma as well. Flavour is well-balanced, a bit thin but still has good hop flavour, light bitterness and very easy to drink. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bitter apples, plant matter, tea leaves. husky grains, stale yeast powder, wort. Very raw and unfinished, with an acidic orange jelly malt sweetness and astringent tea leaf hoppiness. An absolutely lifeless cask ale that leaves bile acidity lingering in the mouth and throat. From cask at Galbraith Brewing in Auckland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (5616) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
a bit too sweet, not very bitter or dry. Not so balanced. Fairly boring, even for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4562) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 10, 2015
Cask ar Galbraith. Clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma is coconut and sweet malts, mild herbal hops. Slightly sweet flavor base, herbal tea, caramel. Medium light body with a casky (come on, you know what I mean) mouthfeel. Legit!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3468) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2012
Hand pulled with nice small off white head that soon settles and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is mild,malt, cracker, grain, hint of caramel and hop. Flavor is similar to nose, with great balance of hop to sweet malt and carbonic tang - sweet coming out slightly on top. Body is great, a little chewy and ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, short in length, and super drinkable. Could go on indefinitely with this.

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