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Formerly brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood (Molson Coors)
Style: Bitter
Burtonwood, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 1.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Regular.
Originally brewed by Samuel Webster in the Fountain Head Brewery in Halifax. In 2003, the Websters brands were acquired by a company called Silvan Brands, about whom it has proved impossible to obtain any information other than that their registerd office is in Edinburgh. The beers have been brewed under contract at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood since 2004.

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Quafco (10) - - APR 3, 2016
For an ultralight bitter that can be quaffed in warm weather like a lager but enjoyed more, Websters Yorkshire bitter was perfect. A taste of the past It’s impossible to find on tap now though I remember its abundance fondly. Never going to be an ale drinkers beer, its score is badly skewed by heavies who don’t get what it is or was. For making that very rare light bitter as refreshing as lager but nothing like lager I score it appropriately and salute its brief life.

tombyars (1766) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
First tasted this at the Crossroads Hotel, Weddon in June 1992. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Hardly any distinct aroma in this but sweet malt just about makes it. Thin insipid mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a weak digestive biscuit note with a hint of tobacco smoke. Slight prickle of hop resins in the brief aftertaste but fades rapidly. Finish is very weak and watery with a slight note of dilute malt. A very poor bitter and one to avoid.

HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2009
Pretty rubbish - the sort of weak dishwater that gives northern beers a bad name. No hops, a little sweetness, but overall, I’d describe the taste as mud.

reakt (951) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Cask @ The Shakespeare’s Head, Kingsway. Amber, no head. Aroma of malt and some fruit. Nice light fruity taste. Reminds me of some fruit drink I can’t place - apple blackcurrant squash is my best guess.

SilkTork (5849) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
<a href= > The Plough, Henfield. Soapy bitter, but otherwise undistinguished. Lacks hops. Lacks a decent malt flavour. Metallic notes. Not good at all. The keg version tasted better because of the crisp carbonation. This stuff is fairly shit. As imdownthepub indicates, this might be a bright beer intended to be served with a cask breather for landlords who want to offer a slow moving "cask".

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Freemasons, Northwich 27/04/2001 Smooth on the palate and very malty. 2. Cask Handpump at the Witton Chimes, Northwich 04/11/2001 Amber mid brown and fruity. Bitter finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Freemasons, Northwich 21/03/2002 Amber and malty with a slightly dry hop finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Witton Chimes, Northwich 04/07/2002 Copper mid brown slightly sour fruit flavour. Some bitterness in a dry finish.

Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2003
Cask Conditioned, somewhere in Soho, London.
Rustic amber colour, creamy, slow settling texture. Easy drinking session beer. No defining features, edges or characteristics.

imdownthepub (15322) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Cask Conditioned?? This stretches the point somewhat, very little conditioning noticeable. Sweet caramel, no hops. Believe it or not this used to be a very tasty bitter, but that was before the cost cutters got hold of it.

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