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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Autumn.

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3.5
ManVsBeer (11190) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Cask @ Crown Inn, Hebden Bridge. Deep golden with a thick creamy head. Hopped with a tasty strawberry sweetness in both aroma and taste.

4.4
SeanAH (1) - PIRBRIGHT, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017 does not count
I have never tasted a beer with a fruit flavouring of such perfection. The blueberry taste is prominent but not overwhelming. It is smooth and not just a one pint drink; it is an light ale with just a little something extra.

2.6
andrewcoolunc (1) - Swadlincote, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2017 does not count
A most peculiar beer and sadly not in a good way. What were Theakston thinking of to come up with this particular recipe? My first sip led me to believe that my pint glass must have been contaminated with something very sticky and sweet. A second taste made me wonder if I was consuming a sherbert fountain. Beer it isn’t. Well, at least not in a good way it isn’t. Theakston can give you all the old flannel they like about the way that Grouse Beater recalls the love that the grouse has for moorland berries, but in the end they are simply making excuses for some extremely poorly executed beer

2.3
dogbomb (1257) - ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Cask. Dark ruby ale with a decent light tan head. Nose a little vinegary with a touch of malt. Taste is malty, a bit of chocolate, and a little hop. Meh.

3.8
s_hartshorne (2840) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Cask Salisbury ale house Manchester. Golden thin head aroma is nice sweet blueberry fruits. Taste is great blueberry really fruity sweet malts. Medium body. V tasty stuff.

3.6
BlackHaddock (7961) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Cask pint in the newly refurbished Oddfellows, Wellington Shropshire. Good looking amber body with a full, lasting head. The nose and taste were of hedgerow fruits and red berries with plenty of malty sweetness to balance out semi-sourness of the fruits. Mid bodied and enjoyable, all the other beers I had on the night of 8th Aug 2014 were golden and light, this stood out as my beer of the evening because of it’s colour and flavour.

2.8
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival. I thought this to be pretty averages and forgettable, but not bad. She was a sweet fruity one and low on the bitterness, actually quite drinkable. Not that big of a body either. Not the best example of a bitter, but an alright beer.

3.9
mr_h (6069) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear amber, thin creamy off-white head, sweet fruity aroma, no lacing, sweet berry fruit flavour, moderate carbonation, very pleasant easy to drink ale

2.8
ianwelby (1566) - SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Clear pint with a thin, creamy head. A very fruity taste that I found to be overly sweet, if I was to drink one again I’d have to be planning to nurse it a bit.

3.5
stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - AUG 5, 2012
Cask @ Abbey Inn, Kinloss 040812
Golden amber, creamy white head, good lacing
Aroma - very fruity, blackcurrant / blueberry, rather odd but likeable, some caramel malt in the background, pleasant
Taste - strong fruity berries, blackcurrants, blueberries, ok - the fruity flavour seems tacked on to a soft bitter with caramel malt and light biscuit. Its a weird beer that’s really quaffable.
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body. Finish - bit dry, light biscuit, bitter hop, slight metallic edge though
Overall - OK other drinkers might dislike this but I actually like drinking this beer even if it’s so odd


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