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


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Occasional

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fonefan (50752) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire England S1 2GH.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, berry, keller, nutty notes, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100424]

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
[email protected] New Wheatsheaf, London.Amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is malts, some nutty notes as well as earth cellar and some herbal notes. Flavour is herbs, some nutty notes, crystal malts, mild grassy and floral hoppyness along with some toasted and wooden notes.

cgarvieuk (25742) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2010
cask at standing order JDW ...coppper ... thin white head ... spicy frity hoppy nose... that red malt taste ... i wanna know what it is ... juicy and fruity ...

madmitch76 (25382) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
16th September 2009
Clear amber brown beer. Light cream coloured head. Softish light palate. Nicely balanced soft malt and reasonable hop presence. A decent bitter but doesn’t quite escape the shackles of English Bitter Blandness syndrome!

harrisoni (19194) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
Cask handpull at Fox & Anchor, London. Served a little warm perhaps, but a decent best bitter/red ale. Full red berry fruit, slight strawberry jam edge. It’s an odd bitter, some good fruit. Some yeast character. Deep gold/copper colour. Almost a bit of fruit syrupy malt, but it never gets there. I quite like it, but it never quite resolves itself. Fine.

imdownthepub (15161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Brown with white head. Smooth but slightly dull bitter, malt lead with some toasted bread notes, but little else to carry it. Really not very much left to say about it.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 24/04/2010 Floral bready aroma. Bronze coloured a little rich on the palate and dry with a bitter and slightly earthy finish.

downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 11/04/10. Dark amber in colour with an off-white head. Bready malts, a touch of sweetness, and brooding, lengthy bitter finish. Not my kind of beer.

maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Merchants Inn Rugby 15/06/13. A brown beer with a whitish head and lace. Grainy, husky, thin and dull. Low hopping. No depth of flavour. Quite painful.

jackl (8301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Cask @ JDW Willow Walk. Amber with a small head. Toffee, bread, a bit of fart on the nose. Little else. Not a great start. The taste is black tea, more caramel. Some twig. A touch of acidic red apple skin. Somewhat papery. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, entirely uninspiring.

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