Brewed by Hadrian Border Brewery
Style: Bitter
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
A rich, dark ruby coloured session bitter with a soft malt palate and a strong bitter finish.

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harrisoni (18982) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Cask at Three Judges, Glasgow. Pale chestnut with thin beige head. Some malt, bit vegetal and not very good which is a shame as the beer line up was probably the best in Glasgow.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask up the Junction. For what it’s worth this was marked as 3.8% on the barrel. Dark ruby colour. Fruity and slightly sulphuric aroma. Hoppy and fruity in the mouth. Very average.

MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam lingers on the dark bronze gown.
-Green apple subtleties and withered hay send worries.
-Husky cereals or wet straw don’t agree with the weird fruitiness.
-Decent maltiness and expectedly low carbonation produce another classic bitter mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-Apples show up in the flavor profile too.
-It finishes in total disarray where peat and those diseased fruit don’t know where to go.
-A bad bitter, or simply bad conditioning? I would bet on the former.

On cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Aroma is grassy with some caramalt and some biscuit. taste is similar with alot of malts kickin about and not to much bitterness, Some citruis in the finish.

Ungstrup (38138) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A pale brown beer with a thin white head - surprising color for a bitter. The flavor is sweet malty with very light roasted notes, while the roastiness is much stronger in the flavor, which also has fruity notes on a sweet background. The body is thin.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at Crown Posada, Newcastle 02/11/2005. Amber mid brown coloured beer with a floral aroma and some sour fruit in the taste. Slight bitterness in the dry finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Halfway House, Edinburgh 13/12/2006 Malt aroma. Mid brown coloured and slightly fruity flavour. Some dryness in a full malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 30/11/2009 Some fruit aroma. White head. Bronze coloured fruity and floral with a crisp slightly bitter and grainy malt finish.

Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
Cask conditioned GBBF 2005: Aroma is flowery and with notes of honey. Quite sweet, malty flavour and a bitter finish.

SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 "005GBBF, 2005: A soft session bitter with a touch of darker malts to bring out some soft dark flavours. Lack of balancing hops leave this one with nowhere to go. [2.2]
Dec, 2008 Crown Posada, Newcastle 3.8% Crystal malt notes making this a strangely flavoured malty bitter. OK [2.9].

tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Nutty, grainy malt character and light herbal hops greet the nose. Clear amber-brown with low, large bubbled, off white head that diminishes to ring. Biscuity and tasty malt flavours with moderate finishing bitterness. Medium light body with fair carbonation. Cask sampled at GBBF 2005.

Extra (14) - ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
A soft crystal malt bitter. Some amber malt flavours. Little hops. Not interesting. **

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