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Brewed by Surrey Hills
Style: Bitter
Dorking, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, - JUL 11, 2008
Cask conditioned @ Black Swan, Martyrs Green. Green hop character, slightly rough bitterness. Some yeasty farts. Not in the best condition but this was an unwelcoming foody ’pub’ where most of the clientele seemed to be drinking wine. 2.4
Cask conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton. Much better condition. Bitter leafy hops and dry malts. Full lasting bitterness. 3.3


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
booldawg (70) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
This beer is up there in my top 5. One I always go for if I see it on tap in a pub or festival. Everything a traditional English ale should beer, well balanced, refreshing, full of character. Excellent stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2017
Cask at The Trafalgar, South Wimbledon, London in Apr 2017 - Deep Amber Gold in colour. Medium foamy white head. Good lacing. Citrus aroma. Good hop bitterness, grassy hops. Grapefruit and lemon citrus fruity. Sweet malts, caramel. Slightly syrupy. Moderately bitter hoppy and citrus fruity. Dry finish. Very drinkable. Nice bitter in excellent condition. (2017-04)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2555) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle from Inn at Home, Guildford. Pours bright golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma of light biscuit, caramel, light bitter fruit, grapefruit, lemongrass, and hop. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Finish is sticky and sweet, with light lingering bitterness. A subtle brew, which grew on me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (7315) - 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 (6410) - 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 (4595) - 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 (15822) - 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 (4216) - 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 (2606) - 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 (3349) - 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.


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