overall
43
79
style
Brewed by Vale
Style: Bitter
Brill, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly sour and dry, and the flavour is sour and dry. Overall a very average beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15453) - Snderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask, 3.9% at GBBF08. Clear chestnut colour. Small stable white head. Weak caramelly malt flavour. Quite thin, but OK flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2008
Cask in the 3 judges. Aroma is malty, floural small citrus hints. Taste is similar with grassy hops dominating, tasty enough and sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2008
Cask at 3 Judges Glasgow ... Copper ... sweet fruity malt nose ... juicy ... little caramel ... bitter linger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Medium copper, white head. Marmalade, honey, leather aroma. Animal mineral malt, candy hops. Not what I would call a clean tasting beer, but theres a good amount of interesting flavor. I dig.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
A Sim rate (cask at Nottingham BF): Nice copper / amber colour. Tastes bitter and so very ordinary. Bitter finish. Watery palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6371) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Cask at the Jolly Anglers, Reading. A warm sunny day, so a chance to sit outside on the bank of the River Kennet and fully appreciate the incredible colour of this beer - brilliant copper, with fiery red and orange tints as it catches the sun, topped by a thin white head - an exceptional sight. Pleasant aroma of oranges; fruity and dry to start, then a juicy fruity burst; leading to a dry and bitter caramel finish. Excellent, but I would have preferred a stronger finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (8481) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2007
Cask conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol 4/4/07. Copper coloured with faint aroma of sweet malt. Flavour of sweet caramel with a dry finish. A solid, if unspectacular session bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms BF 07, Bedford. Orange amber. Malty aroma. A fruity sourness in the taste and a late bitter finish. Above average session beer. 9/11/10 Same location. Aroma of hair oil malt. Earthy taste. Some bitterness. Needed a trace of sweetness. Rating: 6,4,5,3,11:2.9

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Amber brown with a big fluffy foam. Aromas are caramel and toffee malts with oranges and yeast. Flavours are malty with a juicy fruitiness. Dry and nutty towards the finish with a pricklly carbonation. Earthy, peppery hops on the finish with a bitter aftertaste with some metal. Pretty good.


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