overall
41
74
style
Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Bitter
Ripon, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
This premium bitter has a distinctly malty character with a hint of nuttiness. The enhanced hopping rate recreates for many the good old days of a true Yorkshire bitter. Stallion gained the coveted award of Champion Beer at the 1994 York Festival.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6346) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
Brown colour with lasting head. Aroma and flavour have some sweet and nutty malts. Great session bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (460) - - MAY 12, 2017
Amber. Toffee grain aroma. Biscuity and fair on palate. Lasting head. Respectable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (7812) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys London as Nick Staffords Hambleton Stallion Amber, 4.2%. Dark amber, translucent, still with a big dense cream head that endures and leaves thick, full lacing. Looks like it has gone through a sparkler. Aroma is light bready malt, plain cheddar. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is thin watery malts, apple, bready, thin bitterness. Its fine I suppose, but below average for style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2526) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2017
Cask at The Crosse Keys, Gracechurch St, London. As Nick Staffords Stallion Amber 4.2%. Pours amber brown with a lasting off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, biscuit and hop, with light floral notes. Moderate sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, smooth, very soft carbonation. Decent malty bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5388) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2017
Cask quarterly ale (as Hambleton Nick Staffords Stallion Amber), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Crystal Palace, Glasgow on 8 Apr 2017, toffee, grain aroma, amber with a thin bubbly off-white head and patterned lacing, fruity, toffee, grain flavour, oily.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2889) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2017
Handpull cask at the Pilgrims Progress, Bedford. Amber, clear, with a smooth off-white head. Light malty aroma with even lighter citrus and a bit of grass. Bittersweet taste, very gentle and heading to a slightly more assertive bitter at the end of the sip. Long bitter finish with orange oil in the finish. Tasty but certainly at the plainer end of the spectrum.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itstasty (88) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2017
Cask @ Judsons wine bar, Pocklington, Yorkshire. Orange/Amber with small off white head. Sweet malty nose. Not overly bitter, balanced flavours of caramel sweetness with gentle hoppy tone. Not too complex, but a tasty beer all the same.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kustie (1117) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle. Copper color with off-white head. Aroma has caramel, malt and some grassy hops. Taste is malty with a bit bitter aftertaste. Flavors of grass, caramel, malt.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (1001) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
0.5 l bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Appearance is clear amber. I tasted this after the Yorkshire bitter from the same brewery. This has more malts and less bitter aftertaste, but quite bitter enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (6457) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from that shop in Malton. Appearance - bright amber with a decent head. Nose - oatmeal and light toffee. Taste - more of the same but a bit grainy. Palate - close to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - a solid citizen if a bit grainy.


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