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


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   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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Carlus12's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, - MAY 27, 2008
Cask @ Market Porter (Apr ’08). Copper colour with foamy white head. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits, malt. Taste is more dark fruits, bitter, nutty, hoppy. Very drinkable.

AshtonMcCobb (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2018
Bottle from Woodhorn Museum. Appearance - amber brown with a decent head. Nose - bran flakes, honeycomb. Taste - caramel and brown bread. A hint of something citrus and cleansing towards the end. Palate - light to medium bodied. Creamy and crunchy in texture. Overall - good example of the style. Not sure I'd have guessed a champion beer of Britain.

Smithld1 (350) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Pint jolly fisherman craster. Great condition. Tasty brew. Fruity. Great head retention.

john44 (3456) - 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 (117) - 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 (1232) - 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 (546) - 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 (4214) - 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 (2094) - London, 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 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours deep amber, nose is digestive biscuit, floral, taste is sweet, biscuity, toffee.

weordie (1468) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Pours deep copper with a good foamy head. Smells like a bitter. Smooth, hoppy taste. An ok bitter

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