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


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (4576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2013
Cask at Theakston Brewery, Masham, September 2013. Fully golden colour, clear, with a condensed white head. Sweet, a little malt and caramel aroma, mildly bitter and easy to drink, smooth, medium-bodied, shortish malty bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mackeon (163) - - OCT 10, 2013
A good bitter from Yorkshire, widely available on cask. A little on the sweet side for me, it is nevertheless nicely hopped and rather dry-tasting. Its golden colour looks well in the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7407) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013

First rating: Medium offwhite creamy lasting head. Clear amber body once its settled. Light nutty caramel aroma with fruity notes. Dry-sweet caramelly perfumy taste with earthy leathery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish earthy caramelly aftertaste with prunes and leather notes. A bit odd, and not entirely harmonic. (0.568l cask at The Lowther, York.) 6,4,5,4,12 = 3.1

Second rating: Biggish creamy offwhite head with froth on top. Clear brown body. Light wooden earthy aroma with floral berry notes. Dry-sweet fruity caramelly taste with grape notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish fruity grape aftertaste with salty earthy notes. Nice, drinkable, perhaps a little earthy and musty. (0.568l cask at The Bay Hotel, Robin Hoods Bay.) 5,4,6,4,12=3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1806) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Boring bitter with a really thin, watery palate. Nothing going on here except a vague bit of hop in the finish. The sort of bitter I couldn't be any more bored of right now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
northropfrye (3388) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
Cask at Blackfriar, Glasgow. Really disappointing ale. Amber colour, but not much aroma, and the taste is just slightly sweet and kind of tastes watered down. Weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiammanghilla (968) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 17, 2013
Spina @ Rose & Crown Ambrata con schiuma chiara, finissima, pannosa e persistente. Allapparenza davvero bella, in bocca risult per un p slavata, comunque pi che bevibile...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (7557) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at Ljubljanski Festival Piva, Slovenia. Amber coloured, small white head, light caramel in the nose. Mild toasted malt, caramel and light fruity with discreet hoppy touch in the finish. Watery also.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Yup, made a tasteless joke about menstruation too, no shame here though. Thems the breaks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dommod2011 (705) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Sneaky half at Fairlawns, some corporate hotel for people who think theyre rich but clealy arent. I quite enjoyed it, served too cold, but oddly appealing. I made a tasteless joke about smelling menstruation. Oh, the shame. Bish?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2689) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
When served well, surprises you. Basic bitter, very flavourful - simultaneously fruity and medicinal. A surprise bitter/sour twinge on the way down. A taste of history.

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