Brewed by Howard Town
Style: Bitter
Glossop, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask & bottled; Regular.

Bleaklow is a standard session beer, with a light citrus flavour. Its made with Halcyon and Crystal malt, and Cascade and Styrian Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1664) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
Tasted this at the Three Judges, Glasgow in January 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque pale amber in colour with a thin white creamy head. Slight touch of caramel in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with notes of soft chewy toffee. Short dusty hop prickle gives a sharp bitter aftertaste. Sweet malt present in the malty finish with oak cask notes adding dryness to the mouth. An ok session ale but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Three Guineas, Station Approach, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 1LZ.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, grapefruit notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110427]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours clear gold with barelyy any head. Messy malts on the nose, some grain. Flavor isnt much better and might be worse. Lots of doughy malts, cereal, wet, dead flowers. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Uninspiring finish, some stale grass and doughy malts. Just drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
Draught in the New Continental, Preston - 19/2/11. Bronze coloured beer. Pepper and coriander in the nose. Clean tasting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Coach & Horses Wellingborough. A hazy orange gold coloured beer. Hops coming through the sourness as this beer was past its best. Clearly on the turn, even getting worse as the pint got lower. Obvious signs through the sourness of a half decent hoppy beer though. To be revisited.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
Cask, gravity, at The Pigs Summer Beer Festival 10, at the Pig and Falcon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire. I climbed Bleaklow in the rain about twenty years ago, and a bleak and barren hell hole it was. This beer cheered me a little more. Orange gold, slightly hazy. Sweet buttery caramel malt aroma. Taste is sweet and malty with a little sourness and nettle thrown in. Some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2010
Cask @ Paisley Beer Festival 2010. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy, a bit malty. Flavour is malts, a bit hoppy, slightly bitter finish, and a bit dry. Well drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Wellington, Sheffield 17/08/2007 Fruit and hop aromas. Golden coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Clear very light amber pour covered by a light white cover. Very malty upfront, certainly cerealic in nose with significant orange tea notes. Quite aromatic hoppiness, but frankly almost absent bitterness by contrast. Herbal and perhaps going a bit too far in that direction as chamomile and leafy flavours are summoned to complete the portrait.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (14208) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Fest 07. Gold amber with white head. Dry and bitter beer with heady perfumed note. Flowery hops. Not one of the better beers at the festival.

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