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


on tap

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RATINGS: 142   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. Its 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (146) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nocturnale (11) - 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, didnt even finish the pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itstasty (86) - 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....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (596) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (480) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (12545) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Cask at kays bar. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, grassy, toffee, taste is sweet, creamy, toffee, grassy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1272) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Nothing out of the ordinary but it's sometimes the simple things done well that are decent about bitter sweet toffe with hops at end small lasting white head pint at red lion whit worth mid walk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Cask at The Big Jug, Durham, 2.35/pint. Brown beer with a creamy off-white head. Wet cardboard and bread in nose.Taste is a little sweet with butter, diacetyl, popcorn and some biscuit in a short slightly bitter finish. Not good by todays beer standards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigbish (711) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Wrote down a score ages ago but ni5 any tasting notes. Recording for posterity. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Cask at Cask, Scarborough. Pours clear golden, thin white head. Aromas of light lemon, grassy hops, light malt. Taste is light sweet, faint lemon. Standard.

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