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


on tap

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   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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undercurrent25 (2190) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Light coloured bitter which is well balanced, quite refreshing after two more dark bitters

ManVsBeer (10928) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Glowing golden ale with nice creamy head, doesn’t quite feel like a best bitter in taste or texture, but its light character is drinkable.

Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Cask at The Ship Tavern, London. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Dry, crunchy toast malts on the nose with hints of dry leaves as well. Light sweet flavor, pretty dry with dull toast, wood, dry leaves, faint citrus and toasty sugar. Light bodied with average carbonation. Decent condition. Semi-dry to finish and lightly crisp, though also somewhat watery, with toasty and crunchy malts and dried leaves. Bland.

wheresthepath (2374) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
[Cask at the Old Board Inn, Hawes] Amber, thick white (sparkler) head. Fruity, with a hint of sulphur and some caramel malt in the slightly dusty, mildly bitter finish. A quite drinkable, if rather unexciting, standard bitter.

ralphdot (1100) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
3.8%. amber colour with a good head, malt aroma bitter malt taste, a good standard English draught bitter.

hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
On cask at brewery visitor center. Clean aroma. Golden yellow with white head. Light fruity flavor with good expression of hops, and a slight malty background. Dry finish.

maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Great Eastern Brighton 20/05/12. A brown beer with a white head and lacing. A sweet bitter. Reasonable fruits in the mouth. Nutty notes. Aroma is over sweet. Standard but OK.

TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 8, 2012
Cask at Kays Bar. Amber with white head. Light hops and thin malt. Totally unimpressive.

worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Solid clear copper with a white lacy head. Smell of caramel malt with light hops. Light thin body. Taste of caramel malt, with a bitter hop finish. Simple but very drinkable.

tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
First tasted this in the Winnock Hotel, Drymen in June 1987. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thick creamy off white head. Sparkling orange peel note in the short refreshing aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a juicy digestive biscuit base with tangy fruit notes of thick cut marmalade and lemon fruit. Spicy hop resins give a dry floral note to the long bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty and zesty with soft citrus flavours sparkling in the throat. An excellent session bitter and well recommended.

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