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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A tasty, complex beer with malt and hops throughout and a long, satisfying bitter finish. Well worthy of the title ’Champion Beer of Britain’ award 1997.

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john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Cask at Wetherspoons 2007. (Backlog / historic rating from old records. NO tasting notes taken / kept) (Backlog)

Itstasty (113) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Cask @ The Jolly Fisherman, Craster, Northumberland. Red copper with beige head. Nice and clear body in the glass. Certainly a malty mouthful with a sweet balanced medium length finish. Pleasant brew.

scotty (1223) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle, not sure where I bought it I’m afraid! Nice looking beer, head lasts well. Nice nose of crystal/roast malts...quite smoky. Malty flavours to the fore with nicely balanced hops on the finish. I like this, wish I could remember where I bought it!

ForlornHope (536) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Had this on cask many times over the years so was pleased to see this in bottle at a Bargain Booze. Red-brown colour with a white creamy head. Malty aroma with some leafy, peppery hop. Sweetish with a balance of bitterness to follow. Crisp, biscuit malt with some fruitiness and a long, dry bitter finish. Well-balanced and very drinkable - an excellent beer.

bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2017
500ml catered by BeardedAvenger, ta! - Indeed complex and subtle, earthy with a subdued fruitiness and silky-smooth, all at a 4,5% modest ransom: the EU antidote to hypotactically destilled Belgian ale complexity... - Ar: Fresh cake dough, wet berry shrub, swet almond, ice tea brewed with ground water... Mouthfeel is on point, earthy and yet silky, again black leaf tea. Dry toffee, even dried maple syrup also in texture, turned into a quinine thristquencher by those leafy hops. Somewhere there is a residual yeast quality bitterness I cannot quite put my finger on...will have to further explore in situ. - Just like Franconian Kellers and draught lambiek, I could drink these by the bucket...

Gary (2065) - London( born and raised), Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2016
500ml Bottle. ( In a jug pint) roasted malt , deep caramel malt , autumn leaves , light subtle hop nose . Bright roasted Amber colour .. syrup colour. This is surprisingly delicious.. It’s been in my fridge for days ... I’m sorry I Overlooked this beverage. A lovely sweet/rich palate .. caramel, light roast , spicy hops . Deep roast malty vibes are really expressive . This low-boost Bitter lifts !!!!

Stuu666 (14841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours deep amber, nose is digestive biscuit, floral, taste is sweet, biscuity, toffee.

weordie (1400) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Pours deep copper with a good foamy head. Smells like a bitter. Smooth, hoppy taste. An ok bitter

BlackHaddock (7674) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
500ml bottle, shared at home with MarcusM on 10th Oct 2015: the third beer in a random tasting evening. Pours a clear bronze hued amber with an off-white head. Aroma was caramel/molasses and roasted malts with a trace of nuts. Tasted as the nose suggested: roasted malts, caramel sweet, nutty. Add some dark berry flavours and a some mixed herbs and spices to the mouth feel and you get a very pleasant and tasty beer. Had this in cask form many years ago, can not really remember it’s characteristics from back then, so can not compare.

redders1974 (1627) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2016 Nice pint in the classic English style without setting the world alight darker thn average rocky head oaty with nice mouthfeel.

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