Guzzler - York Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
York Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of Drummermean
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of flyingpig
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pint on Cask at Guy Fawkes Inn, York, England (£2.80):
Clear amber with a thin, creamy white head on top & sits about a quarter cm tall.

Mild on the nose with some bitterness and a few fruity notes that included some citrus. I could detect a little biscuit and a faint malt aroma as well. Not bad and pretty standard for the style.

Biscuit malts and some bitterness with a light citrus flavour start things off. I got a few earthy hops as well plus a slightly sweet taste coupled with some bread and various fruits, most notably some orange.

Smooth with a medium and creamy body that came with low carbonation and a slight tang from the citrus plus a little sweetness. Overall the palate was quite dry.

A decent cask ale although the low carbonation made it seem flat in places but the flavours coming through made up for this some. I wouldn't mind picking up a bottle of it at some point in the future if I get the chance.

Photo of vinicole
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Three hand-pulled pints in Restroom Number 2 on Cleethorpes railway station: 10th Nov 2012, just before going to watch The Town win 5-1.

Golden to copper in colour with a good full white head sat on top.

Slightly more malts than hops in both the nose and taste: nice blend of flavours and easy to drink. The barrel had only just gone on and my first pint was also the first out of the barrel: so fresh and 'spritzy' it certainly was, as were the next two pints I had.

Another easy drinking beer from this brewery: visited it a couple of years back, recommend anyone does the same if they can.

Photo of rinhaak
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BDTyre
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden in colour with a thin white head. Starts of slightly cloud and settles nicely.

Light, fruity hops, yeast and creamy malt in the scent. Suggestions of fresh bread and toffee, with a light buttery character.

The hop taste is a bit crisper, and the malts are nicely yeasty and bready.

Smooth, very light carbonation. Nice low ABV makes this a great session ale.

Photo of mdagnew
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at the Yorkshire Terrier pub, York, June 2010... pint served at cellar temperature...

Poured a light coppery orange colour... Slightly off white head poured quite thick and foamy then faded to light layer... light lacing

Aroma - Light caramel malts, nice biscuity notes, fruity (oranges, apples, light figs), buttery, light nuttiness, some light fruity hops, faint rubberiness...

Taste - Nice spicy and herbal hop bitterness, light biscuity malts, grassy, some grapefruit notes, citrus (lemon) fruits, light saltiness..

Feel - Quite smooth initially but with a little sharpness underneath. Light bodied. Pretty drinkable - would make a pretty good session beer at only 3.6%...

Overall - A pretty good beer... nothing ground breaking but very drinkable... worth a try...

Photo of surfadelic23
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One thing that consistenly amazes me about English real ales are the complexity of flavors possible in low abv brews! It shouldn't as I homebrew, but it does. One positive is that it makes one appreciate that a beer doesn't have to be 20% abv and brewed with esoteric bs ingrediants to be good...
On cask this ale has a medium gold color that was topped by a solid white head. As I drank it, lace adorned both sides of the glass. The aroma had a slight hint of citrus hoppiness on top but malt mostly dominated but not in a bad way.

Photo of Mark
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This nice cask ale is a medium gold color that was topped by a solid white head, sticky sheets of decorative lace adorned both sides of the glass. Aroma was accented by a slight hint of citrus on top of the grainy malt. Taste was of fruity hoppiness with some grapefruit notes and I thought I detected a bit of lime. Creamy mouthfeel and quite full bodied for a less than 4% ale. Nice refreshing and drinkable. My affair with cask continues.

Photo of harpus
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale orangish yellow with a thin layer of foam that lasted most of the beer.
S:Mild aroma with a small hint of hops
T:The taste was a little on the weak side, a little bitter in the after taste, but no off flavors.
M: light bodied
D: Good session beer, could drink more then one, but would like a little more flavor.

Photo of wl0307
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted by half-pint at my local JDW pub, the Half Moon, East End London.

A: pale straw colour, coming with a thin froth with good retention which leaves very tight sheets of lacing as it retreats.
S: very mild, semi-sweet citric hoppyness dominates the theme, while the malty entry is extremely restrained... lively enough, but in need of something else... my brain cries out.
T: the flavour is pretty "neutral" initially, then a flow of citric/lemon-zesty hops expands, leading through to a mildly bitter aftertaste with a grassy touch and malty base.
M&D: very refreshing and light-bodied, this is an easy-drinking summer ale/"blond ale". O.K. beer.

Guzzler from York Brewery Company Limited
81 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.