RCH Pitchfork

Formerly brewed at RCH
Style: Bitter
Weston-super-Mare, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
The name comes from the Pitchfork rebellion of 1685 the last battle to be fought on English soil of the Civil War. A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. It has a hoppy predominate taste which is slightly sweet and fruity and leaves you wanting more.
Pitchfork was judged to be the Best Bitter of the Year in 1998 at the Great British Beer Festival and has been a finalist in the last three years.
Pale malt; Fuggles and Goldings hops.

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Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Very hazy golden with lots of impurities and a dense, off-white head that leaves some lacework. Lightly citrusy aroma. Medium body with notes of nuts and citrus and a somewhat astringent, leathery bitterness. 101207

Rasmus40 (22128) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2017
Cask @ Gardeners Arms, Norwich. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and apples. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 180217

fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Cask conditioned, 2005-10-16, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Nice hoppy aroma, grassy. Copper color, reasonable malts, strong bitterness, aromatic, long. Good.

Bottle, 2003-12-03, 6-4-6-4-13=33
Hazy blond color, big head, very nice lace. Original aroma, sweet citrus fruits, white sugar. Quite harsh in the beginning, a dry mouthfeel given by a thin malt and a rather long hop infusion. Drinkable, but I don’t know how it got the Gold Medal at GBBF 1998.

saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2017
Cask @ Murderers, Norwich. Small head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, malt and hops. Bitter finish.

harrisoni (19529) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2005
Cask gravity at Blakes, Dover. I am amazed that it has taken me so long to have this on the site as I have had it many times before. Golden/copper colour with no head. Hoppy, good citrus, some tangerine on the aroma, but there is some balancing caramel too. Quite nice in mouth with good acids and drying hop bitter finish. A good bitter

Oakes (19332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 Liked it bottle-conditioned in 2001 (3.4) and I like it better on cask today. @ Old Green Tree, Bath. Golden with a thick head. Generously hopped and bitter, woody with light citrusy notes. Assertive and dry, bitter, with a slightly minerally finish.

rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
Pale yellow, white creamy head. Yeasty, fruity aroma with some peach and citrus. Fruity and hoppy flavor.

TBone (18544) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Bottle conditioned
Medium excellent creamy white head. Hazy toffee&orange brown. Light aroma: a hint of smoke and sweetness plus kind of weird dankness. Typical ale/bitter flavor.Smooth mouthfeel, hops are very present. Long bitter finish. Very good palate. (5/3/7/5/15 3.5)
Re-rate, bottle-conditioned, 10.6.04 (BB 01/2005)
Hazy orange with big off-white head, lace. Grassy hop and yeast aroma. Bitter, hop, malt and citrus flavors. Round, excellent crisp palate. Long bitter and sour aftertaste. This is more like Belgian ale (malt character)! (6/3/7/5/15 3.6)
2nd re-rate, bottle conditioned, 4.8.04 (BB 01/2005)
Good rocky off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, hoppy, malty and fruity. Bitter hoppy and citrus flavors. Excellent brew, I like this more everytime. (7/4/8/4/16 3.9)

jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Cloudy orange amber pour. Aroma is bready yeast. Taste is smooth bitter hops, yeast, malt and resin. Rated 5/14/05

FatPhil (17333) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo) Orangy gold, thin lose head. Not much aroma, hints of beer ingredients maybe. Big bold malt and hop combo - mushrooms and a bit of pepper maybe. Some pumpkin too. Long bitter finish.

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