Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Bitter
Stockport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Simon says ... I always think a good ale should be meaty. SO matching beer with steak or any red meat means you want depth of flavour, plenty of body and even a hint of smokiness. Luckily that’s exactly what you’ll find inside this bottle. Great flying solo - even better with your favourite meaty dish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (25727) - Edinburgh, - MAY 12, 2013
bottlr at home ... copper . big bubbly white head ... soft sweet toffee caramel malt nose ... soft toffee fruits ... light metalic tone .... soft fruits ... ok

ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Copper-red, not much head. As a vegetarian I did not marry this with any food. Has a pale ale character, most notable through its nose. Disappointingly dry tasting in the palate.

BlackHaddock (7583) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
500ml Bottle: can’t afford steak, so had it with a packet of Cheese and Onion crisps on 2nd March 2014. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home, one month before it’s BBD. Looked fine: a deep amber, clear and clean, on top an off-white foam. Malty and semi-sweet in the nose, caramel and toffee notes come to mind. The taste is the same as the aroma, sweet maltiness rule the flavours with some dark fruit notes to add with those caramel and toffee hints. Decent and leaning towards my sweet tooth from the start. Can’t find any smokiness as mentioned on the labelling, mild bittering towards the finish but otherwise a malt laden brew and I’m not convinced a medium rare piece of beef would have gone too well with this beer. Decent and a beer I’d gladly try again, with or without a steak.

Martin243 (1214) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
99p from Home Bargains. Served cellar cool in a shaker. Ruby brown with an impressive creamy head. Caramel aroma. Toffee, dark chocolate orange, and raisins in the mouth, with a slight smokiness. Slick palate. Good solid Northern bitter. I’ve had half as good for twice the price, so 10/10 for value, or is that too vulgar for us connoisseurs?

s_hartshorne (2796) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle quality save 99p. Light ruby colour halo beige head. Aroma isn’t strong dark fruits malts. Taste is similar with bit of smoke decent bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Ok bitter.

zacgillbanks (5435) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from Morrisons, Byker. This is a dark amber coloured beer with deep, rich red fruity flavours, burnt currants, slight soapiness and a thin roasted finish.

maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottled 23/12/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a whitish ring of head. The aroma is on the thin side; just malty notes. Rich but over malty in the mouth. Old fashioned. Weirdly meaty. Ordinary.

DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
OK, I retract my previous statement about all Robinson’s beers tasting the same. All Robinson’s pale beers taste the same. They should stick to the dark stuff- this is pretty decent. Clear chestnut with an initially rocky beige foam. Chocolate, mellow lactic, cork and chestnut aroma. Soft and praline-accented with background berries and milky filter coffee citrus. Might even taste alright with steak. Was limbering my fingers up to utterly slate this but fair play- forced to swallow my preconceptions and rate as I find.

harrisoni (19171) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Tesco drunk at home. Mahogany clear thin off white head. Sweetish malty aroma. Pepper finish. decent best bitter to bo honest.

RichTheVillan (8115) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle from Tesco; chestnut brown pour with foamy tan head, nutty aroma, taste has caramel nuts some dried fruits better than the blondes in the range.

Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Copper in colour with a thin white head. Has an aroma of bready malt and wood. malty flavour that lacks body with a smokey aftertaste.

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