overall
37
60
style
Brewed by Goddards
Style: Bitter
Oakfield, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also bottle and keg: Filtered.
Originally called Special Bitter.
A harvest bronze Golden Ale, brewed with Challenger, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles Hops to give a fruity citrus bite of hoppiness with a palate of citrus notes and vanilla, leading to a long dry finish. Available all year round.

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2.8
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, light molasses, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100119]

3.2
yespr (47380) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light fruity. Sweet, malty, light caramelish. Mild fruity. Light bitter and medium dry finish.

2.5
Ungstrup (38381) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2004] An amber beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel. The flavor is fruity with notes of caramel and a bitter finish, but the body is thin.

3
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
[email protected] Tavern, London. Amber colour, smaall white head. Aroma is wood, some hops and quite rich on the malts as well. Flavour is quiite much the same. A rather stereotypical bitter, with no surprises.

3.1
cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2011
cask at black boy ... golden amber .. thin white head ... soft fruity malt little orange nose ... bitter front ... fruitymalts ... little metalic ...dull fruits ... not my thing and light soapy bitter linger

3
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma has a little overripe fruit. Medium body with accents of overripe fruit. Dry and hoppy finish. 190110

2.9
Leighton (22297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the Waterfront Inn, IoW during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours clear yellow-gold with a white head. Light oxidation in the aroma, some bread, caramel. Light sweet flavor, some sugary bread, leafy bitterness, toasty grains. Light in body with fine carbonation. Simple sugary finish with lightly toasted malts, notes of oxidation, grain, caramel. Meh.

2.9
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Cask (handpump) , GBBF Day 3, August 2006. Amber colour. Seemed rather short of condition resulting in a slightly dull mouthfeel. Otherwise a pretty standard, slightly earthy British bitter. Not much more to say really. By no means bad but by no means special either.

2.9
Theydon_Bois (20600) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle split at the Waterfront Inn, Shanklin IOW during the Jolly Dat 24/08/14. Clear golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is on the thin side, corn bread, cereals, pale malt, grain. The taste picks up the pace a little with light vanilla, faint hops, biscuit, mellow fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterings. Ok bitter.

3.4
harrisoni (19310) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2006
Cask at GBBF 2006. Copper colour with bubbly beige head. Good floral hop and yeast aroma. OK bitter. Goodish hop on end. Some caramel. In fact I rather like the hop on this and a good start to the Thursday session.


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