Brewed by Ringwood (Marston’s)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask: Regular. Previously available bottle conditioned.
Brewed since 1978. Ceased being bottle conditioned after Marston took over in 2007.
Ingredients: Marris Otter malt; Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops. Fuggles added after 2007.
The name refers both to the abv, and, by reference to the Californian goldrush of 1849, to the golden colour.

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CJGrip's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, - DEC 20, 2013
Golden crisp, light colour beer. Very easy to drink with a hint of honey. Like a whit wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Desverger (11494) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2017
[email protected] Bar, Copenhagen - orange Amber pour with white head. Toasted malty and twiggy hoppy aroma and taste, light biscuity caramel notes, grassy and twiggy hoppy finish.

thejackpacker (454) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Cask at the Happy Cheese, Ashurst. Very generic cask golden with a bit of a metallic background. Meh.

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask. Orange colour. Very fruity (apple and citrus). Hoppy (grassy hops). Malty (caramel). Sweetish, but with a bitter citrusy edge. Dry finish. (2008)

BeardedAvenger (799) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Cask at Prince of Wales, Farnborough. It may be the smoke in the pub, but not getting any aroma. Light chestnut, thin off-white head. Malty, some sweetness, bitter in the finish. Twigs. Medium bodied, Watery with a buzz from the carbonation. Long astringent finish. Lacks oomph. Does nothing for me.

ShivanDragon (4120) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
sample from the ringwood brewery, brown/copper with a white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, biscuit, some toasted malts, Taste likewise, mild, medium sweet, medium bitterness, cold, soft carbo, weak body, long caramel finish

invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Pours a clear but deep light brown with a respectable head. Sweetness and maltiness on the nose which transfer to the taste, carried well by the thick-enough body. Some strange notes as well though (those carrots again?).

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This classic Brown Bitter develops caramel-laced biscuits with orange zest in a smooth, silky mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear amber.
-The finish is quite juicy, sharing plenty of pear and apple fruitiness.
-Carbonation is lower than that of the average British cask beer.
-This is in the ‘Landlord’ mold, to give you an idea.

On cask at The General Havelock, Hastings.

theprof (963) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Cask. Pours amber with a white lace top. A modest balanced hop and biscuit malt scent (you would guess it was beer blindfolded). The taste is similarly solid rather than spectacular with enough fruit to the fore to dominate the overall taste. A decent session bitter that has its place although the prospectors have moved on.

Towey1989 (2836) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear pale amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, some toffee, slight red berries, a little yeast and subtle spicy hops. Taste is similar of caramel, toffee, some toasted malts, slight red berries, a little yeast and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, slightly fruity, malty bitterness in the finish. A decent bitter, got all the flavours that you would expect from a quintessential English pint. Good.

Beer5000 (6494) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
Cask @ Southampton airport. Slightly unclear golden body with a light off-white head. Mild malty aroma. Flavor is mild, smooth malt, mild fruit, some toast and medium bitterness. Medium body and pleasant aftertaste of smooth malt and fruit. This beer really suits the cask format, a splendid uncomplicated, smooth British best bitter. Good choise for an airport bar.

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