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

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.
This new beer has been brewed especially for this JDW beer festival. It has an inviting reddish colour and pleasing aroma, leading to a malty and slightly dry flavour and leaving a lingering, pleasant aftertaste. Hops used: Bramling Cross, Saaz

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2009 - Dark Amber in colour. Malty; caramel, light toffee, nuts. Fruity; citrus-orange. Hoppy; earthy hops . Nutty malty throughout. Very drinkable. Nice beer! (2009-10)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
12th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Slightly hazy amber beer. Light crispy palate. Even malt base with lively citrus fruits on top. Lime, orange, tangerine and mandarin. Not really hop bitter. Clean, refreshing and a bit different.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this ruby ale in Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. A slight malty aroma but short in intensity. Thin resiny mouthfeel with poor lacing. Pale malts give a robust biscuity malt note with a slight tang of tart redcurrant fruit. Dry hops give a bitter resiny aftertaste which leads to a short sweet crisp green apple note in at the finish. An ok session ale but really lacking body and complexity though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker St Sporks.
Copper coloured with a good off white head. Good balance of sweet yet slightly earthy malt and a pleasant citric bitterness leading to a long grassy finish. Straight forward but drinkable and reasonably enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2010
cask ... brown ... thick off white head ... wooody toffee malt with little melon nose ... mellon adn dark fruits ... ligth toffee bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2009
The Baron. Foggy copper draped with lace. Hazelnut and damp leaves aroma dusted with choc. Another one of those reddish, slightly dank Crystal malt-infused (probably) efforts hinting at sesame, chocolate, vinous fruit... unexciting but pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Swim Inn JDW, Sheffield 14/11/2009 Lots of fruit aroma. Copper coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. A little sourness in a hoppy bitter and slightly peppery lasting malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End. Copper with a beige head. Well balanced fresh bitter with a roasty edge and fresh hoppy finish. I always enjoy beers from this brewer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (14333) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Darkish amber with slight head. Sour fruits dominated this, tartish cherry, acidic and a little unpleasant. Probably not at its best in this Spoons. Not particularly good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Saracens Head Daventry. A copper coloured beer with a red hue and a thick whitish head and lacing. The aroma is flowery fruity whilst the taste is fizzy fruity. Berry notes throughout from the Bramling Cross. A hint of acidity maybe. Its ok but nowt special.


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