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


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RATINGS: 150   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 íChampion Beer of Britainí award 1997.

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SarkyNorthener (4562) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 14, 2013
[email protected], wolverhampton. Mahogany beer with large firm head. Looks excellent. Mild malt aroma. Taste is a good balance between hops and malt producing a bitter finish. Medium bodied and slightly creamy. An excellent beer.

ForlornHope (511) - 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 (3946) - 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 (1999) - Brentford, 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.. Itís been in my fridge for days ... Iím 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 (13019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours deep amber, nose is digestive biscuit, floral, taste is sweet, biscuity, toffee.

weordie (1144) - 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 (7232) - 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 itís characteristics from back then, so can not compare.

redders1974 (1392) - 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.

Mjp12 (1800) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
From a bottle that was actually 7 months after its best before dat, it has a banana and malt aroma, almost Trappist like. Although there is an initial malt sweetness , it finishes with a slightly bitter tang

Tom303 (136) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Pours deep dark classic bitter brown, aroma of chocolate and sweet malt, taste to follow with bit fruit, nut and slight dry bitter finish very tasty and nicely balanced beer

sound67 (731) - 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!

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