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Brewed by Whittingtons
Style: Bitter
Newent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A bright medium bodied bitter with a gentle sparkle and a good head that delivers a rich hop flavour to give a refreshing and full character glass of beer.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, - JUN 6, 2006
500ml ebony bottle. 4.2% ABV. Poured a heavily carbonated amber with huge frothy head and great lacing. Gorgeous malt berry nose with red wine notes. Strange burnt wood bitter flavour reminiscent of some stouts. Belies the tempting aroma. Neutral mouthfeel with long bitter finish. An unusual quite pleasant beer which I could find habit forming. The burnt flavour won’t be to everyone’s taste.


2.9
The_Osprey (8222) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2017
Cotteridge Convention III – May 2017 - Bottle share at the damp marquee tasting. As ’Whittingtons Cats Whiskers’, 4.6%. No apostrophe in cats? NO APOSTROPHE IN CATS?!?!? Dark amber orange brown, foamy light brown head leaves light lacing. Aroma is bretty, sugary, woody. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is thin, smooth malts, sugary, pretty simple and plain. (5-4-4-4-12=2.9)

2.9
Mr_Pink_152 (5110) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle from GMcG. Hazy Amber colour with a tan head. Aroma is very fruity taste sweet and a touch sour. Medium body.

2.8
SarkyNorthener (4676) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle shared @CWC III, thanks to Theydon Bois, cheers Colin. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is malts, caramel and light hop bitterness. Standard stuff.

2.7
RichTheVillan (7936) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle at CWC III; slightly hazed copper pour with a big frothy off white head, aroma has some red fruits and strong malts, taste is much the same as the aroma.

3
Grumbo (3158) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle, source not recorded. Poured golden/amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, with light floral and hop notes, and some butter. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3.4
john44 (3133) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle. Amber. Very drinkable, rich, tart, hoppy fruity bitter with a caramel malt base. Long dryish hoppy bitter finish. Liked this. (2008)

3.5
Lonick (2213) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle @home. Pours amber nice off white head. Malty caramel, toffee on the nose. Mainly caramel but with a light citrus after taste, nice enough.

3.1
joet (2646) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Medium deep ruddy brown, very effervescent which leans the taste toward and acidic tang, bitter herbal and piney edges emerge quickly and the finish is softly sweet. Fairly timid in terms of overall volume and expressiveness but solid.

3.1
deanso (10150) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 12, 2013
50cl bottle cortesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Slight bitterness. Nice session beer.

3.3
jmgreenuk (9552) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle from Asda. Poured a clear medium chesnut brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is malty with a little fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a malty fruit nut palate. A very refreshing session ale.


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