Brewed by Hoggleys
Style: Bitter
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Full on flavour from this light copper coloured ale. Deep dryness and strong bitterness followed by a sweetening aftertaste of dark malt. A lively exciting beer with a hoppy ending.

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jmgreenuk (10386) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 15, 2015
Gravity cask at the Shirley Beer Festival 2015. Poured a hazy medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is malt, tropical fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big citrus, floral hop, light pepper spice palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Some hops and a pleasant bitterness. Clever name and an amusing label. A good session bitter.

DandyLion (529) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ home. Amber coloured bottle conditioned beer. Aroma is like a sweet wort. Taste is sweet too with no real bitterness. Wasn't a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

imdownthepub (15526) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Morrison’s in Banbury. Bronzed gold with short white head. Deep and strong are not words that I would associate with this beer. There was a wet cardboard flavour initially then quite a grainy, mashy note. Some bitterness, some oily, vanilla like notes but there is no oomph to it. Pretty plain.

ration (2282) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2013
310713. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma sour notes, eartlhy notes. Quite awful, maybe the bottle is not up to par.

sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
Cask (gravity) - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Poured a golden copper with a fine & loose soapy white head. Bread, dough, yeast, caramel, nut, grain & apple aromas. Yeast, toasted malts, bread, mid fruits flavour-wise with almond, grass & marmalade to finish. Light to medium body, soft on the palate with light carbonation & a fair hop finish.

justm (165) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
Bottle from S H Jones, Bicester. Bottle conditioned. Pours a wonderfull light copper colour exactly as advertised, with a foamy near-white head and no sediment. Aroma is predominently a nutty maltiness with a little background hoppy fruitiness. Thin, fizzy and bitter on the tongue, it has a watery bready taste with a some sharpness from the hops but not much else. The aftertaste is similarly malty, with a bready dry bitterness but this fades to nothing far too quickly. From the rating and the comments you would assume that this is not all that great, but that wouldn’t actually be right. It’s not a bad beer - the taste is very clean for example, it just doesn’t merit a higher rating. It’s certainly well crafted and you won’t be disappointed if you can get hold of a bottle in peak condition, just don’t expect a taste sensation.

stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JAN 30, 2012
Cask @ The Anderson, 280112 Only brief notes here...Amber, clear...Taste of caramel malts...odd hint of blue cheese...Thin body...Dull palate

iammarc (382) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Cask at The Anderson, Fortrose. Thin head. Dry, malty flat taste. Typical bitter.

Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2011
Had from bottle in New Zealand. Golden amber colour with a good finger of white head between me and glory. Sadly, this beer hasn’t traveled too well and has a distinctly skunky aroma that defeats any possibility of enjoyable scent from the beer. There is small evidence of citrus, but beyond that was impenetrable. The flavour bring forth mandarins and buttered crumpets. Emphasis on boiled sweets and citrus there and a kick back of that skunk. I’m disappointed to have to pour this beer down the sink as it cost a fair bit.

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