Brewed by Wold Top
Style: Bitter
Driffield, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottled.
Maris Otter and a small amount of Crystal malt form the basis of the brew together with Northdown Hops for bittering and aroma.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mothbag (16) - USA - AUG 10, 2009
Cask, The Crescent Hotel, Scarborough. Reasonably well kept for a hotel bar although cold at first. Nice tasting beer full bodied given its 3.7% gravity. Sweet aftertaste. Excellent session beer. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Go0bz (1) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015 does not count
Clean refreshing summer beer ideal on an afternoons stroll. Not a particularly strong tasting bitter but sips well and has a good head. Try Wild Gold if you like this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3867) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2004
Bottled. Amber colour, thin white head and low but fine condition.Good level of fruity hop and balanced malt aromas. Mainly hop flavours in the mouth but with some nuttiness apparent. Sweetly malty but predominantly hop bitter in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
A really good session bitter. Amber colour with a small but persistent head. A bit of malt, but not much else in the aroma - although I dont really expect too much in the way of aroma in a session bitter. Dry malt and balancing hop bite in the flavour. Clean, dry finish. OK, theres not a huge amount to this beer, but its fine and dandy for a session bitter. Very nice. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
From bottle. Clear, amber colour. Nice, well balanced hops bitterness. Surprisingly full-bodied for its alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Crme brle and caramel on toast set the foundation for fruity and leafy bitter hop resins in this engaging Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam stands atop the misty dark copper.
-The finish is surprisingly dry, especially since the nose is so malt and sugar focused.
-The mouthfeel is soft and natural, conducive to large gulps.
-The flavour profile is perfectly balanced.

On cask at The Market Porter, London.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dj (603) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle, 500ml. A bronze colour with no head. A floral hop aroma. Taste is more floral hops with biscuity roasted malt. Mild carbonation. An enjoyable session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14221) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, courtesy of Bob & Sue, many thanks. Amber with white head. Really well done low ABV bottle conditioned bitter, fresh and tangy, I thought that there was a touch of spiciness, crisp and fruity. Really quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8821) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2012
leggermente ambrata buona schiuma buona persistenza buon malto buon corpo per i gradi lieve citrico erbaceo buon amaro finale piuttosto luppolato

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1914) - HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2016

500 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Sha Tin.

Clear amber colour; Half finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Good sticky lacing and active slow carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Ale malt, with strong roasted nuts, strong sticky toffee, strong caramel, red fruits, floral, molasses, bread, lemon and light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of fair Ale malt, with strong roastyness, peanuts, caramel, light floral, light molasses, ligt resin, spices, earth, light biscuits, lemon, fair bitter hops and grass; Close to light body. Watery and slightly oozy palate; Mouth feel is fair Ale maltymess in a watery background. Good roasted nuts permeate throughout. Light caramel and floral with fairly oozy earthy hops. Fair sweetness with lemon to round. Good!... Hoppiness is floral, lemon and light grass in nose. Light resin, light floral, spices, earth, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is fair for an abrupt, light to mid astringent nutty malty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Roasty oozy and light bitter to mouth.

Comments: Its roasty nutty toffee-ish aroma get me interested. While its taste it typical watery Bitter, its maltyness is solid with good resin earthy hoppiness. Quite outstanding for a 3.7% Bitter!

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