overall
20
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style
Brewed by Theakston
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Had it this after a half of XB and think it lacked a bit taste wise. Very average sort of bitter and thats what I give it, average ratings, however not a beer Id turn down a pint of!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenmanalishi (529) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
A very middle-of-the road malty, caramel bitter. Better than John Smiths, but in that kind of sessionable but bland bracket.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
txspartan (1042) - Berchem, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
Maybe companies should refrain from labelling something as best, when really, it isnt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16128) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
@ Queen Hotel, Swansea. Amber. Thick sparkler head. Mellow malty character with a mild caramel accent on the palate. Quick, sessionable pint. The nose has a nice spicy hop accent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting - diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, molasses, caramel, fruity, light hoppy, light yeasty, UK yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100122]

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
Cask. Clear deep golden with hardly any head. Lightly tart, fruity nose. Thin and watery, a little nutiness with a vague underlying tartness. No real bitterness. Extremely thin and bland. 220110

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16449) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
[email protected] Moulin de Lecq, Jersey
Clear copper-amber color, steady creamy off-white head. Aroma is nutty, woody smooth (nitro) palate. Light flavors. Some nutty and caramelly notes, light bitterness. Bland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1932) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2010
cask. Theakston old was a beer that I uesta love ,7 years ago when I was 21. Yet I expected nothing but a flat ,warm and boring brew with this Theakston offering and got what I visualized , just like everything in my life .,
Headless and soulless beer. Everything is dusty , the yeast and fruity apple esters...spicy rounded hop...caramel malt sweetness. Its ok but subdued and lacking interest.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (9645) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
Cask at the Salisbury Pub, Manchester. Relatively pale. Astringently bitter, and a long lasting bitter finish. OK malt character, with caramel notes coming through. A round a mellow malt flavor. Still a rather unsatisfying beer, though interesting. Peppery hop bitterness lasted for about an hour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1845) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Cask conditioned at The Lowther, York (4/7/2012). Medium white head. Gold to amber body. Sulphur, hoppy, caramel. Bitter. Dry finish. 6 4 5 3 12 ### Cask at the White Bear in Masham (18/4/2014). Medium white head. Gold body. White sherbet, spice, red fruit. Tangy and bitter. Dry finish. 6 3 6 3 12


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