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Moorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-27-2006

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of rulisekmartin
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2013. Picked up from a supermarket a while back. I wonder who the regal-looking bloke on the label is?

Poured into a straight pint glass. A sunset-amber colour with good carbonation and minor floating sediment. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of grainy malt with hints of husk, tea, fruity ale yeast and stewed hops. Faintly herbal. Subtle but pleasant.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a dry finish. Hints of grain, husk, mild fruity yeast esters, stewed hops and a cardboard note in the background. Well attenuated, with a restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with good carbonation and decent body. A faint aftertaste of light malt and bitter stewed hops.

A light bitter with a subtle flavour but good drinkability. Moorhouse know how to brew ale and this is no exception - well-balanced and ideal for sessioning. Looks the part, and the aroma/flavour are nicely judged. Would hit the spot on a hot day. Worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of wl0307
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted by a half-pint at the John Russell Fox, a JDW pub in Andover, during the chain's Autumn Beer Festival. Served by a non-sparkler hand pull.

A: light amber in colour with good clarity, coming with a light beige foam sitting on top of low carbonation, leaving laces all round.
S: crisp and clean orangey hop aroma along with a floral touch of Willamette hops, with a tinge of nectar too. Quite timid, but well-made in terms of the hop profile.
T: earthy hoppiness quickly turns dry-ish and impressively bitter, with an underlying flow of aromatic maltiness underneath, like an old-school bitter Bitter, decorated with a touch of salt and raw nuttiness to linger in the aftertaste, where big, tangy bitterness continues to roam freely. Almost in the form of aroma, a peach-blossom-like floral touch also stays in the long finish.
M&D: this cask is absolutely fresh, showing very soft carbonation and great condition - a thirst-quenching Bitter with a profound hop performance balanced with a just-as-nice yet subtle malt backbone throughout the drink. BTW, the utterly dry palate is probably a vivid witness to how thoroughly the residual sugar has been consumed in the end product - an Old-School Pale Ale well celebrated in the past?

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle: best before Mar 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve @ home on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon (9th Dec 2012).

Looked fine: clear and bright amber with a full, uneven, cream head on top. Lacing on the glass as the beer level fell.

The nose was of freshly baked biscuits with a bucket load of floral hop notes thrown in for good measure. Those smells got stronger as the beer warmed in the glass.

Crisp and malty feel in the mouth: bitter, yet with a malt content that tries to give a sweeter taste to the hoppy bitterness. Nicely balanced brew and a great example of how to get flavours into a beer without having to up the alcohol count or add some strange un-needed ingrediants as so many brewers now seem to do.

I'm getting more and more impressed with Moorhouse's beers: I'll be looking out for others in their range as well as re-visiting the ones I've already had.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint served by handpump into imperial pint glass, at local wetherspoons as part of the festival of ale.

A- Cloudy amber hue with a 2 finger head, Good retention and lacing.

S - Faint sweet biscuity malts, some roasted nuts and a faint floral hint.

T- Sweet malts in the beginning switching to the citrus floral notes of the hops with the roasted nuts lingering in the aftertaste.

M - Low carbonation. light but creamy, refreshing

D- Nicely balanced ale that is easy on the tongue and tummy but with excellent complexity to make it interesting!

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy lemon/straw coloured body with a big frothy white head.

First time I have ever my nose picked up that peppery hop taste alongside wheat on the aroma front.

Good range of bitter tastes and slight citrus hops that cuts through thirst like a hot knife through butter slight grapefruit hints.

Nice light touch on the mouthfeel nice carbonation slightly lively but fitting.

Really good, a most welcome pint of bitter.

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Photo of dedrinker
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was one heck of an experience. I have never given exceptional marks on any beer, and this one scores exceptionally on a couple notes, but itself for exceptional reasons. It poured a light gold with a little cap of foamy head. The nose was the lightest grain and hop presence, and from there it blew my mind. I literally tasted NOTHING! Nothing up front, nothing anywhere in my mouth, and nothing on the finish. The mouth feel was that of a proper cask bitter, but other than that and the faint aroma...NOTHING!!! B/M/C would sell what is left of their souls to produce a beer this neutral and drinkable. Don't get me wrong, I'm not hating on this beer - there were no off flavors - no corn/ rice/ skunk/ sour/ acidic/ funk etc. Just an amazing glass of carbonated beverage that felt heavier than water in the mouth, and...nothing...

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