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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 149   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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3.2
sound67 (761) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2015
Maker: Mordue, North Shields, England; Beer: Workie Ticket (cask, at The Plough, Alnwick; Style: Bitter; ALC.VOL.: 4.5%; Colour: Dark copper, small beige head; Nose: Faint malts, red berries; Texture: Medium body, quite watery, minimal carbonation; Taste: Red berries, dark chocolate, wee roasted malts, some floral notes. Middle is still a bit chocolaty, with smoked(!) malts, caramel. Finish: A bit of licorice, still wee smoky, minimal hops. Still dry though. Lasting bitter aftertaste of chocolate malts; Impressions: Interesting dark ale with an individual flavour, especially the smoky malts. Not bad at all!

3.4
johndoughty (5504) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Broze, lively on opening.Slightly bitter with some nuttiness. This was CAMRA’s 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
VastActiv (7413) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
Cask at Kitty’s, 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
mjs (7532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
(Cask at Kitty’s, 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
Towey1989 (3053) - 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
allmyvinyl (10845) - 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
blackisle (2708) - Amsterdam 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
Holmen2 (3851) - 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
Holmen1 (6156) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
0,5 flaske innkjøpt av skibsreder Ovesen og delt med ham på Holmens aktivitetsdag: højt skum som varer til bunns. Nydelig ravfarge og floral aroma. Lett bitterhet i smak og fruktig ettersmak. Meget lettdrikkelig og en utmerket pøsebitter på pub, men hvorfor den ble kåret til Champion beer of Britain i 1999 skjønner jeg ikke helt, synes at den er litt i enkleste laget. Kanskje det er derfor den glir så ubesværet over ganen.

3.4
tinylightsrecs (437) - - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Windy Nook. Pours deep ruby colour. Strong malty flavours. Lovely beer


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