overall
49
93
style
Brewed by Surrey Hills
Style: Bitter
Dorking, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The flagship beer is pale in colour with a subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The wonderful hop bitterness is complemented by a balanced malt flavour. The beer has a long finish, which is moderately dry.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6899) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2016
Cask 1/3 pint, gravity dispense, at the 16th Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival, Golden colour, white head. Moderate malty aroma, some toffee, a little fruit. The flavour is nice enough, but not very special - probably got the Gold award in the CBoB 2016 for not being offensive in any way.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6183) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Pale amber with a loose white head; citrus aroma; lemon citrus taste; and a dry, lightly bitter finish. A simple and straightforward golden ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4560) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma of straw, malts, hops and hay. Flavour straw, butter, twigs, quite herbal. Herbal finish, straw, lingering bitter.
(from draught @ GBBF 14, London)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14526) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2015
Cask (Eagle Ale House, Clapham) (6:3+:6:3+:13-=3.1+)
Pale orange, brief head. Sweet malty aroma. Dry bitter palate. Simple malts. Pretty boring, but nothing wrong at all. A classic English malty bitter. Maybe a bit twiggy. Was a little flat in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramell citrus hoppy floral aroma. Fruity hoppy grassy and some hay flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Eagle, Battersea on 14 Jun 2012. Poured a clear, mid golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of light malt, tropical fruit and floral hops. Soft fruit in the flavour, with some pineapple and biscuit. Finish was toffee, bread and grain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (3067) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
Cask. Clear golden with a small good lacing off white head. Dry flowers, wood, bread, lemon. Medium body, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Long light dry and bitter hoppy finish. Pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8817) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Cask @ The White Swan, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Malt nose, medium bodied with an underlying grainy flavour and slightly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18739) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, earthy, hay, floral, citrus notes. Fruity hop flavor, grassy, citrus, some hay.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6853) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Cask at the Eagle Clapham. Clear yellow, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is light and malty. Body is medium to light with a touch of carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is light toffee malt, bit of fruit peel dryness, soft bitterness in the finish. Drinkable but quite bland.


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