Brewed by Red Rock (UK)
Style: Bitter
Teignmouth, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Regular & Bottle conditioned.
Our traditional best bitter. Pale malt, a hint of crystal malt and a blend of hops produce a well balanced bitter.
Ingredients: Spring water from the farm; Maris Otter pale malt; a hint of crystal malt; a blend of Bramling Cross and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (4443) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from waitrose, holsworthy, devon. Drunk in caravan near holsworthy. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and fruity. Taste is malts, caramel and fruity hops. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
On cask at the Cove, Outer Cove. Appearance - amber with a proportionate head. Nose - light toffee and cereal. Strawberry jam. A bit jammy dodgers. Taste - more jammy dodgers. Tangy red fruits and cereal. Palate - light to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a dry crunchy finish. Overall - a decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4492) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma: grain and bread malts, caramel, some fruitiness. Appearance: slightly hazy amber, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense malts, bread and caramel, light floral hops, some grass. Overall: nice Bitter, good sweetness throughout. Bottle from Waitrose, Exeter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tampierre (1365) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,fruit and nice floral aroma ; Cloudy amber color with smaller lasting head ; Lighter sweet taste with bitter long finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (2300) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 [31/3/13, 500ml bottle rebadged for National Trust "A La Ronde Best" that my Dad shared with me - cheers!] A slightly hazy effervescent amber bitter with a large cream head. Good mouthfeel - a bottle conditioned ale that actually achieves the mouthfeel of cask ale. Orange and lots of bread yeast up front, with some herbs. Rather astringent in the finish, with a spicy, earthy bitterness afterwards. I liked it initially but swiftly went off it and struggled to finish it. 7/3/4/4/9. [Re-rate, 1/8/14, cask at the Cherub Inn, Dartmouth rebadged as "Tolchards Devon Coast"> Stupid, stupid cheating fecky rebadges. Though this was a new brewery. Bastards. Its not even like it was a decent beer that I particularly wanted to re-rate. This time its dull amber with a thin white head. Very bland - just a slight floral and citrus hint as if someone wavd a hop pellet vaguely in the brewery once upon a time. That said, theres no off notes, and the beer has a reasonable enough body and is quite thirst quenching; its just completely dull, as if a competent brewer was asked to make a beer on such a low budget that he couldnt afford enough hops. 5/3/5/3/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (48090) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a small, virtually none, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, caramel, dusty malt, victorian furniture. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, dry, caramel, thin fruity tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120805]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
[email protected] Amber colour, small head. Aroma is mild toast, some sweet malts, fruits and some slight spicyness. Flavour is bitter fruits, wood and some slight herbal and grassy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle at home ... copper ... thin bubbly off white head ... soft toffee fruits nose ... sweet metalic roast ... thin malts ... long light bitter linger .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (14335) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Reddish amber with slight head. Quite a thinnish beer with a grainy fruity background. Light, earthy hop note. Pretty average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
Feb 2010: known as Red Rock Traditional Bitter back then! 500ml brown bottle, the beer is bottle conditioned so it was poured slowly and carefully into my vase shaped pint glass (Old Speckled Hen badged). The beer had a slight haze to its appearance, even though I thought Id managed to keep all of the sediment in the bottle. The beer was a lovelly copper colour, a fine foaming off-white head sat on top. The head left some heavy lacing as the beer sank in the glass, I like to see that, shows good conditioning in my opinion. Hops aromas hit the nose and they certainly give the beer a typical English Bitter flavour, meaning a bitterness to the ale. Simple and pleasant, the 4.2%ABV suits it, a good session bitter.

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