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Brewed by Nethergate
Style: Bitter
Sudbury, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
This red tinted, copper coloured ale, has an intense mixture of typically English flavours. Wonderful light caramel notes become evident, and the clear, clean aroma of blackcurrent manifests, in this well crafted premium ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (25101) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
Cask @ The Bree Louise, Euston, London NW1. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2009
Cask at Cloisters ... copper ... sweet light malt nose ... bitter hop ... with a little sour ... light hop in background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14027) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Live & Let Live, Cambridge. Brown ruby beer with cream head. Thicker bitter with more mouthfeel but relatively sweet too, fruity with a bramble note and a little banana. Clingy sweet on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A ruby coloured beer with off white bubbles for a head. The aroma is fruity and dry. A bit thin to be honest. The taste is malty with berry fruits. Quite nicely balanced with the hops. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4454) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Yellow brown, with no head. Malty aroma. Chocolate malt flavouring. Quite concise, a nice length in fact. Some banana. Standard Bitter, sweet, but well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2005
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark brown with a good white head. Hops in the aroma. Malty, sweetish taste. Not very well balanced, average stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
Cask. I tried this beer over 3 days. Dark brown with white head. Initially fairly sweet but quite alot of roast barley flavour and bitter aftertaste. After 2 days was less sweet and more bitter and by third very bitter. I found this to be unbalanced, too much roast barley flavour for this type of beer not one of Nethergates best efforts. Better off trying the cask Augustinian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms.
Ginger brown, white dissipating head. Sweet hoppy aroma, caramel and sherbet flavours. Tart bitter finish. Interesting brew. Other notes from Roger Clark at the brewery:
Malt: Maris Otter, Carapils, Roasted Barley.
Hops: Northdown, East Kent Goldings, Bramling Cross. Thanks Roger!

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