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Brewed by Island (Isle Of Wight Brewery Ltd)
Style: Bitter
Newport, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The addition of roasted malt produces a rich brown beer and mouthfeel, counterbalanced by sufficient hops to rise to the nose and to refresh the throat of the most parched of sailors in a subtle complexity of flavours and texture found only when brewed with integrity in ingredients.

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3.8
BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
500ml bottle: BBD 7th Sep 17. Ist beer on a ’random tasting evening’ with myself on 17th Mar 17. Poured slowly into an Abbot Ale badged glass tankard at home. Looked lovely, mahogany body, bright, clean and clear, full inch high foaming blanket of white bubbles. Malty lead in both the nose and taste, good bitterness flavour wise, some toffee esters early on. Nice balance here, hop bitter, yet malty and nutty notes pushing a semi-sweetness. Slightly over carbonated, but not enough to make the beer ’fizzy’. Liked it. Obtained from Greenhams Off Licence in Ryde, IoW.

3.5
markas101 (2451) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Deep amber hued golden colour, creamy head. Lemon, apple and clove aroma; sweet flavour, followed by a tart creamy bitter apple finish.

3.5
Holmen2 (3638) - NORWAY - APR 27, 2017
Bottle shared with JMD on board Fridtjofen 27.04.17. Clear dark goldenb. Diminishing white head and lacing. Friuity hops and fine malt in taste. Slightly metallic bitterness. Good drinkabilty.

3.4
cgarvieuk (24466) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
bottle in a field at Cropredy ... copper ... thin white head .. soft sweet toffee malt nose ... soft sweet malts ... soft frutis ... light fruit hop ... average but ok.

3.4
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

[ Courtesy of Thomas ]. Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, dry grass. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hop bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120128]

3.4
BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle). Interesting aromas of sweet malt, dried fruit, smoke, stables and hops. Soft taste of sweet malt, fruit and hops.

3.4
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Cask at the Waterfront Inn, IoW during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours clear, amber-gold with a white foam head. The nose has lightly sweaty grains with secondary leafy notes. Light sweet flavor with some decent citrusy hops, orange, grainy bread, light earth and leaves, some peppery aspect. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Moderate sweetness to finish with more toasted grains and mild rindy orange. Decent bitter.

3.4
Holmen1 (5874) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 27, 2017
Flaske (thanks, Cimbasso!) delt med Ovesen ombord på Fridtjofen: klar, mørk kobbergylden med flott skum som varer. Kjeks, malt, toffee, urter i aroma og smak. Vegetal bitterhet, ganske lang ettersmak. Slank og meget lettdrikkelig.

3.3
SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Copper coloured. Malty and fruity aroma with a hint of caramel. Fruity and moderately bitter taste with notes of fruit and grain.

3.3
chrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and a little hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops and medium bitter.


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