Brewed by Theakston
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Changed from 3.6% to 3.8% in 2004.
Previously brewed under contract at John Smiths at Tadcaster due to lack of capacity at Masham. Production returned to Masham in 2009.
This fine, golden coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With a good bitter-sweet balance this beer has a robust hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggles and dry hopping strain Golding to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.

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deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 historical back log rating so no notes on aroma / taste / palate . Just the rating saved

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2009 & Scarborough 2015. (Backlog / historic rating from old records. NO tasting notes taken / kept) (Backlog)

ekstedt (7013) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2017
Cask at Kays Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clear golden, medium wjite head. Fruity aroma with notes of coconuts, floral hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

Towey1989 (3437) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Cask at The Black Swan, Leek. A clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, bready malts, some nuts, slight fruit and subtle earthy hops. Taste of caramel, bready malts, slight fruit, a hint of diacetyl and subtle earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, slightly grassy, malty bitterness in the finish. In terms of a standard, low ABV bitter, it’s not bad. Nasty finish though.

ozzatoadisback (225) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2017
Light copper, average white head, pretty solid and leaving very nice lacing. Weak but clean aroma of light caramel, slight citrus, maybe floral hops. Taste follows the aroma with a nice and pretty refreshing citric presence that is definitely more vivid than in most bitters. Overall in very good bittersweet balance with the slightest bitter edge in the finish. Light bodied with classical delicate carbonation. Very easy and quite refreshing, not remarkable but pretty enjoyable.

nocturnale (12) - Prudhoe, Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Cask at White Swan, Ovingham. Very little aroma, small notes of soap and citrus. Solid bronze colour with dense white head. Taste is soapy and slightly acidic, very little hop character. Bloody horrible, didn’t even finish the pint.

Itstasty (117) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Cask. Superb delivery at the Cover Bridge inn East Witton Yorkshire. Bronze with a solid off white head. Floral on the nose without being sickly. Medium mouthfeel, classic English (Yorkshire) bitter. Nice balance of fruitiness and hops with just the right amount of bitterness. Not over complex and great for slaking....

rdb84 (643) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
Draft. Dark gold almost amber, small head. A: slightly sour, malts, light lemon. T: follows aroma, low carbonation, bitter finish with note of apple sourness.

Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
A little more flavoursome than I remember it from either Carlisle or Tadcaster. Little aroma but a pleasant taste of toffee and with adequate bitterness. Not a classic but more likeable than many well-established bitters.

Stuu666 (15292) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Cask at kays bar. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, grassy, toffee, taste is sweet, creamy, toffee, grassy.

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