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19
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Brewed by Theakston
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   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. 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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4.3
iamjond (7) - ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
A really nice bitter. I have some very happy memories of this stuff. My personal experience is that the bottles taste a lot better than cask. Great shame that it’s been made virtually extinct by Theakston’s Cool Cask which is a very average ale. I can’t find the bottles on anymore anymore :( and only know one pub with it on tap. I guess it’s not so popular because of it’s low alcohol content. Sometimes it’s good just to have a great tasting beer. It doesn’t have to always be about getting drunk quick. Too often breweries are replacing great light beers with super strength crap.

4
fr21555 (4) - USA - MAY 6, 2005 does not count
One of the greatest ales there are. It’s certainly one of my favorites if not #1. An excellent session beer when you can find it well kept.

3.9
Sigmund (7537) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 An excellent real ale cask bitter. I wonder if you guys who don’t like it really like English bitters at all??

3.9
Charlieboy (62) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
My favourite session pint, floral and lemon and lime aroma. Rich malt palate with tangy fruit and a dry finish

3.9
ekstedt (6790) - 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.

3.8
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 15, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Amber coloured. Fruity aroma. Very nice flavour. Hoppy, herbal. spicy and bitter. Full bodied. I was very surprised to read all the bad ratings of this great brew. Very underrated.

3.7
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
A real nice pint with late EKG hop addition in the end. Just lovely hop persona and balance is good too. Could have some cascade hops.

3.7
Sissio (1650) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Birratrovo in Como. Very drinkable beer. Nice bitter. Some malts, hops

3.6
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.

3.6
Itstasty (99) - 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....


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