Formerly brewed at Ringwood (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Special - 2008-2009

Nose Hop aroma with fruity, spicy flavours.

Palate Good malt feel in the mouth with a distinctive hoppy finish.

Comments Golden, refreshing beer brewed using Maris Otter barley and infused with Sovereign and Goldings hops.

History Brewed to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the founding of Ringwood Brewery in March 1978

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BlackHaddock (7763) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 26 Sept 09, drank 22 Apr 09. Poured (twice) into a La Chuoffe stemmed tulip shaped glass.

Mid amber, typical modern British Bitter look to it, clear, clean and bright. Sadly the head fell away on both pours very swiftly, leaving only a collar and small wispy scum on the beer.

Very hard to find any aroma, a little floral sweetness maybe, but no yeast, hops or malts came to my nose.

The taste was fairly non-discript too, obviously a Bitter, but lacking in depth and flavours for a commemorative brew in my opinion. There is a malt presence in the aftertaste, but not enough to excite me, or want me to rush out and buy a crate of this beer.

Was expecting more from a well thought of brewery, nothing wrong with it, just a bit bland and so, so.

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 Original rating.
The sadly typical English 4.2% bitter - watery and bland. Does nothing for me. Original rating of 2.

22nd March 2008
What a difference another pint on another day at a different pub can make! Smooth bitter, quite hop fruity and a hint of floral notes. Nothing dominates. Dry semi bitter finish.

weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Cask at The Ox-fford, Macclesfield. Orange gold with medium creamy white head. Fairly standard fruity hop thing with a bundle of sweetness in. Quite thick mouthfeel. Quite pleasant but nothing amazing.

anders37 (27266) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity maly slightly hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

berkshirejohn (6690) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2009
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Amber with a thin off-white head that left lots of lacing; fruity malt aroma; sour fruit flavours with some biscuit and a prickly mouthfeel; leading to a dry, moderately hopped, finish with a touch of orange marmalade.

KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Cloudy amber with a medium white head. Aroma was fruity and malty with hints of caramel. Flavour likewise. Finished sweet.

DruncanVeasey (8326) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2009
Cask, The Anchor, Burbage. First ever £3 pint of bog standard bitter north of the M25, I think. Honey and ferny hop aroma. Soapy orange honey stillness, caramel, long wheaty afters. Gnaw of almond, apricot hints, grassy hop. Very soft and cereal-accented. Milk, wheat and cornflakes. Not unpleasant.

imdownthepub (15425) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Gardeners Arms, Plantation Rd, Oxford. Gold with white head. Sweetish light fruity beer with hints of apricot, quite gentle on the palate. Pretty reasonable.

Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Hazy amber golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit and a little butter. Light body with lightly sweet fruit accents. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 260309

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