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35
style
Brewed by Humpty Dumpty
Style: Bitter
Norwich, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
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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. Youll find Swallowtail at fine pubs throughout East Anglia all summer long!

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (18915) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 12/03/14. Clear golden with a thin off white head. Nose is toasted malt, straw, light citric fruit, bready waftings. Taste comprises bready tones, lemon rind, faint orange, hint of vanilla, toasty, straw. Medium bodied, moderate carbonationa, drying close. So so affair.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
Handpull at The George (Strand). Clear light amber with a smallish but long-lasting off-white frothy/creamy head. Aroma and taste - sweet grainy diacetyl, Im afraid - decent pungent floral bitterness underneath but the butter/paper harshness doesnt go away. Average and slightly chewy body with mild carbonation and a longish somewhat harsh finish. Pass

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
[email protected] Cottage, Norwich. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, some earthyness, nuts and mild herbal notes. Flavour is caramel, bread, some floral and herbal notes. Mild bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (2055) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2012
Cask - The Cottage, Norwich. Poured with a small, tight, lacy & lasting white head atop a clear, bright golden coloured body. Floral, light to mid fruits, delicate citrus and yeast aromas. Pale malts, caramel, citrus and yeast on the tongue. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel finishing with a short citrus & grassy hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MickG (11) - - MAR 13, 2012
On cask at the excellent Take 5. Light bitter, very smooth and creamy with tight white head. Quite sweet in the taste, fruit overtones. Overall a very acceptable pint

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2011
On cask at The Bow Bar. A dark golden ale with a lacy white head. Aroma of caramel, Weetabix, malt and sweet candy sugar. Quite malty flavours with puffed wheat and caramel notes. Light carbonation and CO2 prickle. Oily mouth-feel and a musty linger.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2010
cask at guilford ... amber ... bubbly white head ...light fruit soft hop nose ... soft toffee malt with bitter soapy finish ...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 2nd September 2007. On tap. Light palate. Some fruit from the hops but its not bitter. A semi dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2008
Bottled at Monks Cafe, Stockholm. POurs out in aclear amber colour with a dense lasting white foam. Dense aroma of cookies and fishfood with notes of oranges and fudge. Medium-bodied with notes of oranges, and apricots with strong notes of crackers, white bread, roatsed nuts and earth .Dryish medium-bitter finish with notes of white bread, cookies and nuts. Not aromatic at all.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47943) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (030508)


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