Brewed by York
Style: Bitter
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Generally only available bottled (not bottle conditioned). Has been seen occasionally in cask.
Brewed within the City walls of York, and developed in conjunction with Castle Howard, the setting for the evergreen television series "Brideshead revisited", this premimum bitter has a smooth and creamy malt flavour against a background of fruitiness leaving a lingering, pleasent after taste. It is guaranteed to the very highest standards.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Solid amber with a frothy white lasting creamy head. Smells of caramel malt, grain and roasted malt. Soft thin oily body. Wonderful sweet taste of malt. Soft bitter slightly wooden and herbal finish. One of the best bitters Ive ever had. Truly wonderful and so easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strilen (8) - FYLLINGSDALEN, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
Bootle 0,5l. Clear golden, with a minimal white head. Malty, with a hint of caramel and vanilla. Sweet taste, maybe some oak. Very light body with more or less no finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6897) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
500ml Brown bottle, best before the end of Oct 2011: the bottle was opened and reviewed on 29th Nov 2011. Poured into a UK pint sleeve. Bright, clear and amber: on top an inch thick head of large white bubbles. Good hop based aroma, with some malt esters coming through as well. The malts rule the taste, neither sweet nor burnt, just pleasantly malty. A hop bitterness is evident also, especially towards the end of the sip. The depth of body is fine and the 4.0% ABV feels about right, carbonisation also as youd expect from a UK bitter: this is easy to drink and unoffensive (more than exciting), nice blend of flavours, a good example of a regular Uk bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (5230) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
Quite a heavy bitter.Dark apperance and quite fruity with a lingering bitterness.Stands out from the crowd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8215) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
500ml Bottle. Bright gold, lagery-hued body topped with creamy suds. Fruity, toffeeish nose. Tangy orange fruitiness, mellow soapy bitterness, a touch of biscuit in the nostrils. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6016) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2009
Pale amber colour. Some toasty malt at first. Light body with some gentle citrus and a soft, dry aftertaste. Would make a great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14028) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoon (live rating) Gold to amber with white head. Quite a pleasant light bitter with the York Brewery hoppy note, fresh and quite sharp with a lightly roasted malt. Quite acceptable for a Sunday lunchtime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22946) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle at home ... crisp clear amber ... sweet caramel malt nose ... little fruity ... bit over fizzy ... little toffee malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2008
Amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and an average off-white head. Malty light herby aroma with some dough touches. Full palate. Finish is full malty, bitter with a longer bitter finish, Special, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8341) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2007
Bottle. Deep gold colour with next to no head. Malty aroma with a touch of dry hops. Flavour had a touch of caramel with an earthy, dry finish. Enjoyable.

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