Brewed by Mordue
Style: Bitter
North Shields, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This beer has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It is red-amber in colour, with a spicy lime-citrus aroma, combined with dark fruit and malt flavours, plus a pleasing overall hop character. (Cascade, First Gold, Riwaka)

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john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Cask Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2011 in Oct 2011 - Red Brown in colour. Fruity; plums and citrus fruit. Malty; sweet malts, rye bread, caramel. Hoppy; earthy hops. Spicy. Good fruit/malt/hop balance. Bitter sweet malty throughout. Dry hoppy finish. Very drinkable. (2011-10-15)

ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Weak Spoons festival ale with a bland aftertaste, slightly hoppy in character.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
6th October 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Hazy amber beer. Residual off white head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Green apple note. Mild rye spice and toffee malt. A little tropical fruit underneath. Semi dry finish with mild spice and bitter linger. Alright, the apple note soon fades.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Last Plantaganet Leicester. An amber to brown coloured beer with a whitish head. Nice red fruits in this. Good sweetness. A bit of stingy hop. Citrus sharpness. A nice beer.

wheresthepath (2395) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
[Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Very fruity up front (sweet stewed plums & apple?). Caramel and some herby hints followed through, including some rather pleasant hints of burnt caramel, like the scrapings from the bottom of the caramel pan. Restrained bitterness in the finish. Rather enjoyed this.

bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW) Watford. Amber/red with a lively off white head. Good fruity ferment able materials and zingy resinous hops. Very good.

worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Dark fruit plum smell. Dark caramel colourcolour. Medium body with vinigar feel. Spice, plum, and a nice hop feel. GoodGood mouh but a little thin. Juice and a nice bitter

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Cask, JDW, Carlisle. Looking at the ratings and overall score, I know I’ve had this just out of condition. Hoppy nose and palate, possibly just a bit tired. Has the Mordue flavour, but served a bit too cold and with a fair haze. Would love to try it on form.

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask @ The King’s Highway JDW, Inverness.
Appearance Amber with off white rich head...moderate lacing
Aroma Cereal malts.....rye
Taste Peppery hop...taste the rye....hay...biscuity malt...some toffee...fruity malts...bit unusual
Palate Finish quite malty with rye...flavoursome...smooth...medium body...good mouthfeel
Overall Like the understated rye. Good effort by Mordue - one of their best beers

EdKing (2648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Cask in The Metropolitan Bar. JDW Fest 2011. Colour is golden/light brown. Nose is hop citrous, lime and lemon sours. Taste is citrous with rye bread flavour. Black rye bread. Finish is mainly citrous bitterness.

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