Hooky Bitter

$5.00 for the 500 mL bottle from Bruisin’ Ales, Asheville, NC, USA.
The pour is WAY TOO light for my liking. I’m alarmed by the golden color that competes with the word “Bitter” on the label. NOT my idea of the look of an English Bitter at all, but maybe times have changes somewhat and the advent of the English, “Golden Ale” seems to be permeating all kinds of areas that I never thought it would.
Outside of the appearance I get a whole load of things that seem more familiar to me.
Light, biscuit malts and fruit in the nose which are replicated in the taste. It drinks simply and easily and the ABV is a treat. Unfortunately my extensive cask experience in the UK means that I am constantly disappointed but bottle versions of this type of brew. It’s NOT he same as drinking this on cask in Oxford!
Anyway, back to the matter in question. Ultimately it drinks very easily and the simple fruit and malt notes come together to make this a tasty if somewhat sterile experience. WHERE’S MY CASK!?!?! :-((

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04/19/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 3.6 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.2
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