overall
44
81
style
Brewed by Hadrian Border
Style: Bitter
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
An amber coloured bitter, perfectly blended malt and hops makes this well-rounded beer balanced and refreshing.

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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2455) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Cask in Crown Posada under alias Black Gate Bitter. Clear dark chestnut brown bitter with a thin white head. Nose is a bit of sulphur, Burton snatch, toasted grains, caramel, not much else. Taste is caramel, toasted grains, little earthy English hop, Autumn leaf mulch, slight roasted malt bitterness. Old school English bitter. Watery mouthfeel. Taste is better than sulphury eggy nose.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Cask handpull at Woodins Shades Liverpool St. As Hadrian Border Farne Island, 4.0%. Amber orange, clear, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is bread dough, sugary, caramel. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is bready, touch of sawdust, nice level of bitterness. Lasting honey sweetness. An enjoyable bitter in nice condition here. Good balance between the malts and old school hop flavours.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3514) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Cask in the Lindisfarne Inn. Pours amber with an off white head. Toasty malt aroma. The taste is toast again with some light citrus. Pretty average bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8398) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 14, 2016
Cask at the Shakespeare, Lower Temple St, Birmingham. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is light hop, some yeast notes. The flavour is moderate bitter with a woody hop, grainy malt, dry creamy medicinal yeast palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Cask at Crown Posada. Clear chestnut color, off white head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is light burnt toast and caramel. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (5069) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Drum & Monkey, Glasgow (8 Jun 2016), dry hop, berry fruits aroma, deep amber with a short-lived good bubbly head and some lacing, toffee apple, slight bready yeastiness, soft carbonation, residual sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1127) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Big malts on this one thin head amber colour hops come through in the end bottle picked up in alnwick castle

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9808) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Cask at Lock 25. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Light malt aromas. Light sweet taste, faintest bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Cask at Grey Horse, Consett. Pours copper with an off white head. Quite hop juicy to start, very thin on the finish. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2015
On cask at the Olde Ship Inn in Seahouses. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - light citrus and a bit grainy. Slight farmyard. Taste - more lemon and malt. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - solid if not that exciting m


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