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41
73
style
Brewed by Vale
Style: Bitter
Brill, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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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2.9
joe19612 (2929) - 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
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
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
BeerViking (4795) - 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
johndoughty (5449) - 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
DruncanVeasey (8226) - 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.

3.1
RichardGretton (4770) - 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
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, 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
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
cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2008
Cask at 3 Judges Glasgow ... Copper ... sweet fruity malt nose ... juicy ... little caramel ... bitter linger.


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