Formerly brewed at Leeds (Carlsberg UK)
Style: Bitter
Leeds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Described as "Teeside’s Favourite Pint" (not any more obviously).
180 years of brewing expertise has been combined with the finest ingredients to create this classic premium cask ale. The use of traditional Yorkshire Square fermenting vessels enables Imperial to get its unique character from not one but three yeasts. The result is a full bodied, 4.3% beer with a perfect balance for fruity and nutty flavours combined with a distinctive dry hop character.

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larsga (7675) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
Medium beige lasting head. Clear deep dark red body. Light milky caramelly notes. Dry-sweet milky caramelly taste with roasty wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, flat mouthfeel. Dryish dusty roasty aftertaste with caramelly wooden notes. Ok, but a bit rough and low in flavour. (0.568l cask at The Golden Lion, Whitby.)

dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2006
Amber colour with a large foamy head. Lightly perfumed aroma, and slightly sweet on the palate.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Railway, Newton Abbot 16/06/2003 Amber mid brown coloured with some alcohol. Bitter with a lasting malt finish.

RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 12, 2005
Amber, nice appearance. Quite sweet, quite fruity, full and malty. All in all, a good round bitter.

Ungstrup (38852) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] An amber beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy, while the flavor is malty combined with notes of caramel, and the body is very thin. A boring beer.

TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2004
On cask. I agree with jerohen, usual caramel notes, bit thin, blah blah blah. A mediocre bitter.

Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. A fruity bitter with notes of hay. Quite boring and rather thin.

Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Amber coloured, with lovely roasted malt aroma & flavour. Deep, full bodied and well rounded body. Medium palate.

Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Cask conditioned at Who'd Ha' Thought it, Rochester U.K.. Nice translucent amber color. Very weak hop character this is definitely a session brew … not made to overwhelm any of the tastebuds. This could make brew makes a decent one night stand, but not a brew that you would want to take home to mom.

SilkTork (5918) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 Cask at Who'd A Thought It. Good bitter body with dark fruits coming through. Solid and drinkable. I was impressed that Tetley are able to produce something that can pass itself off as a respectable cask ale. [2.8]
Bottle. This is actually a very nice bottle of beer. Tastes of confidence and experience. Nice brown sugar flavours, caramel and toffee with a gentle balance of hops. Very drinkable.

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