overall
64
98
style
Brewed by Mordue
Style: Bitter
North Shields, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5369) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Broze, lively on opening.Slightly bitter with some nuttiness. This was CAMRAs overall champion beer of 1997 which shows how tastes have moved on. Probably a good cask beer but below average in bottle form.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6862) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
Cask at Kittys, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, nuts and malts. Nice tasty and fruity bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (7098) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
(Cask at Kittys, 20150417) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small, almost white and it lasted long. Aroma had toasted malts, biscuits, molasses and earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, earth, biscuits, nuts, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had toasted dark bread and bitter. A very pleasant and nicely complex brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (2554) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a froathy off white head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts, nuts, berry fruitiness and some spices. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, berry fruits and spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bitter roasted finish. A nicely balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014
500ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours clear copper brown, thick off-white head. Sweet malty aromas, nuts and light spice. Taste is more of the same, faint bitterness at the back. Medium body, creamy texture, clean finish. Solid bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2455) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Backlog: cask @pub in Newcastle 2009. Deep chestnut color, small creamy head; sweet malty nose, caramel, nuts; sweetbitter taste, toffee notes; medium-bodied; tasty and nice bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (3519) - NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
Mahogany. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of dark malt, chocolate biscuits and berries. Similarly fine taste. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (5687) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
0,5 flaske innkjpt av skibsreder Ovesen og delt med ham p Holmens aktivitetsdag: hjt skum som varer til bunns. Nydelig ravfarge og floral aroma. Lett bitterhet i smak og fruktig ettersmak. Meget lettdrikkelig og en utmerket psebitter p pub, men hvorfor den ble kret til Champion beer of Britain i 1999 skjnner jeg ikke helt, synes at den er litt i enkleste laget. Kanskje det er derfor den glir s ubesvret over ganen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Windy Nook. Pours deep ruby colour. Strong malty flavours. Lovely beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3645) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from ASDA. Amber with a small off-white head. Quite sweet and malty with caramel notes. A bit fruity with a more bitter finish. Nice enough, but not sure why this was ever a champion beer of Britain.


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