Brewed by Stonehouse
Style: Bitter
Oswestry, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Full bodied, very drinkable, session beer. Bronze coloured, with a perfect balance of fruity hops and roasted malt.

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yespr (45906) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small whie head. Aroma is honey, light herbal. Mild fruity, toasted malty and smooth. Lingering fruity and toasted malty finish.

jjsint (3216) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Unpretty golden brown. Aroma is flowery yet sturdy. Heavenly taste which plays with you, using light hoppy caramel notes. Mouthfeel full as ya like.

AshtonMcCobb (6694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2013
50cl bottle from the Spar in Rhos on Sea. This was definitely the best of the 4 beers from this brewery that I found there - there’s plenty of toffee, biscuits, even hints of ginger and dark chocolate. These come through on both taste and aroma. The palate is close to medium in body and it achieves that crunchy texture and clean finish I want in a Bitter. Well brewed, sir!

Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 6, 2013
I loved this. A great medium body, well balanced and fully rounded traditional bitter. Ends with fruity bitter hop flavours which linger in the mouth.

johndoughty (5472) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Cask.A rare cask rating for me but surprisingly pleasant. Tried whilst stopping at The Old Hand and Diamond at Coedway near Shrews bury. Lovely clear appearance with a fruity flavour and a bitter Finnish. Didn’t know its strength until checking the pump clip the next day.Surprised to find out its relatively modest strength as it had plenty of body. A good one.

BlackHaddock (7416) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Feb 2008 from BA: Brown 500ml bottle containing a bottled condition English Bitter. I had the pleasure of visiting the brewery and cottage to pick this and their other beers up last Saturday, it is set in an idilic spot close to the English/Welsh border in a little village. The beer was poured into a straight sleeved pint glass. Deep amber body with a very, very slight haze, maybe some sediment got into the glass? The head never really got going and what was on top at the end of the pour had almost all gone before I picked up the glass to smell it. A pleasant hoppy, fruity (apples and pears) aroma. Stronger than a lot of English bitters. There is a good honest bitterness to this beer, it has a full flavour for a beer of only 3.9%. Although it was bottle conditioned it wasn’t fizzy or over cabonated, it was almost like a cask bitter, which of course is what they are aiming at. I thought this a delightful bitter and the fruitiness stayed within the mouthfeel for some time, it isn’t a heavy or thick drink, but it isn’t watery either. ’Just the ticket’ as it says on the label. Glad i went out and found the place, I have two more of their beers to try. I hope they are as good as this one was.

jmgreenuk (9552) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 27, 2012
Cask at the Tontine Hotel, Ironbridge. This reminds me of the beer my Dad used to drink, but better. A classic English bitter that begs to be served on the warm side. It hardly touches the back of my throat! The slightly fruity aftertaste is its signature. Pour me another Landlord! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ManVsBeer (10680) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Dry finish with a mild rustic taste, has some nose to it. Dark amber in colour.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2011
On cask at Hanmer Arms, Hanmer, Shropshire. A good session ale, quite fruity with a balanced finish.

thedees (15) - ENGLAND - APR 3, 2009
Cask at the Three Pigeons Nescliffe. Maly sweet with a tint of hops. Standard bitter. OK

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