overall
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style
Brewed by Vale
Style: Bitter
Brill, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle condtioned.
Full bodied and full flavoured with fruity/nutty undertones.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt and crystal malt. Fuggles and Challenger hops.

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (466) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
A good looking ale, but I find everything Vale make to be rather tart and harsh. Just doesnt suit my palate I guess.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46555) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, carame, nutty, fruity, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to light light sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100101]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2010 Cask conditioned handpump Victoria Inn Northampton A light amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A pretty decent sessionable beer with a good balance of malt and hop. Clean and tasty Score 3.0
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 3.1. Average becomes 3.2

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (2202) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2009
A beer choc full of exciting nutty buzzes and mellow malts. It has a tingly carbonation that really adds a brightness to the flavour. Hints of chocolate and hazelnut give a delicious sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2756) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2009
Cask @ Ascot Beer Festival 2009. A good amber orange colour with a thin white head. The aroma is all hops with a hint of citrus, the taste is dry with a light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Cask handpump at The Regal (Wetherspoons), Cambridge. Clear copper with a good-sized head. Cereal and hops in the scent. Some carbonation, a bit dry. Caramel and biscuit malts in the mouth. Quite nice at first but then turns quite bland.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
On tap at the Kings Head, Monmouth. Clear amber colour with a thin white head and good lace. Bad aroma, smells rather like stale manure. Hoppy hints and bit of fruity pear tangyness. A clear decent beer with a nice flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (4444) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
Cask/handpump at Lord Moon of the Mall, London. Red-brown with a lacy white head, smells of malt, fruit, beeswax, nice balance on the tongue of grassy hops, bitterness, slightly plummy malt and nuts. Bitter finish. Very nice session bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (5178) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. Lively upon opening and poured with a big head that hung around for a long time. Some nuttiness. Not bad but rather predictable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 1)Cask, The Victoria Inn, Rugby. Brassy dark gold lidded with white. Musty celery-hinting aroma with shrubby Germanic touches. Cherry and marzipan peeping through caramel, not a lot happening. Big floury finish. Not great. 2) The Shoes. Rerate? Swish of fern and mineral sourness, eggy dough sprinkled with vanilla; sultana. Weetabix afters. Clear bronze with firm nitro collar. Sour mineral, slight woodland aroma. Dull and decent. 353612.


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