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Brewed by Humpty Dumpty
Style: Bitter
Norwich, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular also Bottle Conditioned. Relaunched in April 2007, Swallowtail is a light and refreshing summer seasonal with a balanced bitter finish. It is named after the magnificent butterfly found mainly in the Norfolk Broads and a few other wetland sites in Britain. You’ll find Swallowtail at fine pubs throughout East Anglia all summer long!

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3.1
s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle Stracey arms shop Norfolk broads. Golden good white head. Aroma is grassy Citrius taste same some decent hoppy bitters. Ok stuff.

2.5
BeardedAvenger (837) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Cask at the Market Porter, Borough. Vague doughy floral aroma. Bright gold. Good thick bubbly head. Initially a very light bitterness, which peaks in intensity into the finish. Underlying maltyness. The lightness of the body is matched by its softness. Gets slicker. Astringent finish. Another bland bitter.

2.7
Stuu666 (13631) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle at appellation. Pours pale golden orange, nose is light citrus, floral, toffee, taste is sweet, harsh toffee, flowers.

3.1
AshtonMcCobb (6669) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head. Slight haze. Nose - geraniums, a hint of lime. Light biscuit. Taste - light floral, but then caramel biscuit takes over. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy finish that could be fresher. Overall - it could be fresher, alright.

3
allmyvinyl (10694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2017 500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon biscuit. Taste is light sweet biscuit, light lemon. Floral finish.

3
john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle. Pale Amber in colour. Fruity; citrus orange. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Sweet malts and citrus fruity hops. Dry bitter finish. Quite enjoyed this. Easy drinking. Sessionable. (2010-07)

1.7
SamTaylor (13) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle from local shop. Pours clear yellow colour, small white head. Odd grainy and yeasty aroma, slightly funky. Oily mouthfeel with maltiness, obvious diacetyl and medium hop bitterness. Disappointing.

3.6
mike_77 (6734) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Clear yellow colour. Not much aroma to speak of but the flavour is deep, hoppy and complex.

2.7
BlackHaddock (7410) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Another bottle conditioned beer I managed to grab at a party on 7th June 2014: this bottle had a BBD of Jan 15. Light amber with a small white (ish) head. More malts in the nose than hops, same in the taste. I have struggled in the past with this breweries beers and this didn’t help their cause too greatly either. Not a lot going on really, some caramel notes for sweetness and hints of floral hops in the brew but it lacked oomph and a defining character to get into.

3
Rasmus40 (21219) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from Alesbymail. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 080414


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