Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Bitter
Ripon, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
In a class of its own, there is no denying the pedigree of this beer. National award winning brewer, Nick Stafford, has created a recipe of subtle bitterness and aromatic finish that will be repeated for generations. This wonderfully smooth drinking beer began life as an 'Autumn Special'. It was immediately the most popular special we had produced. Aroma hops give a delicacy and subtlety to the robust full-bodied flavour. Straw coloured.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3575) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Cask as Stud Blond. Pours blond with a frothy off white head. Light fruity aroma. The taste has spice, citrus and hay. Moderate bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
grass, golden amber with a tiny thin white headtastes like a sherbet lemon thats about to lose its flavour. not unpleasant but not incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from the national brewery centre, burton. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is caramel, sweet malts and a little hop bitterness. Ok bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1650) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber with a thin creamy white head. Slightly sweet malty note hinting of soft caramel in the short fading aroma. Thin mouthfeel and decent lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with sweet flavours of toffee and satsuma fruit. Very little hop resins detected but there is a vague bitter bite to the aftertaste. Finish is malty with notes of barley sugar and satsuma pith fully present in the mouth. This beer reminded me so much of Otter Ale in taste. An ok session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdmmb (1789) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2013
Lovely hoppy smooth pale golden bitter. Drunk from 0.5 litre bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 8 September 2013. Poured a hazy golden colour with a thin, dishwatery white head. Aroma of toffee, melon and some floral hops. Grassy initial flavour with some peach and pine. Palate is very sugary with some light bitter hops. Uninspired and not very well kept.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Cask conditioned gravity dispense Eastgate Northampton 17/09/13. An orange gold coloured beer with white bubbles for a head. Fruity with oranges and some sweet toffee. Suggestions of diacetyl at first but I do think its just the sweetness here. Quite a lot of flavour which may not totally work but its nice enough. Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 3.0. Average becomes 3.2

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
The Felix, Nuneaton, 01/09/13. Lager yellow with slim white drapes. Butter, honey and lemon nose. Bags of honeyed residual or added sweetness with vanilla, waffle and cherry medicine hints. Woodland (elder?). Light bitterness to oppose the sweetness. Just a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (9191) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Golden, no head. A slightly dry fruit hopped ale with a light aroma in this resepct.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUN 20, 2013
A good quality standard medium bodied bitter, with a lingering bitter finish. Not much more comment. I drank a pasturised bottle.

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