Sail And Mermaid Bitter | Harts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Harts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dgilks on 09-19-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by tobeerornottobe:
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3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Lightish coppery-bronze colour, head not so prominent but regenerates well with swirling, lacing good.

N: Toasty malts.

T: Light sweetness, well balanced with some nice gentle bitterness.

M: Decent and well suited to the style.

A very drinkable beer, could perhaps do with a bit more oomph in the taste, but otherwise well balanced.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangey amber colour, with flat and unimpressive head. Slow but steady trickle of bead and some fairly sticky white lacing. Standard bitter appearance, everything where it should be and nothing more.

Nose is alright; very English with caramel malt and a hint of vanilla cream. Faint grassy hops at the back with a hint of tea leaves. Not bad, quite sweet and pleasant but also very standard.

Taste is fairly clean. Very small sweetness on the front with a hint of wild honey, then long bitter finish starts fairly nice with slight herbal hop notes and a hint of blackberry; finishes with slight resinous notes. Fairly steady palate, with bitterness taking on very slight astringency at the finish but otherwise flat and reliable. My ultimate impression is bland, but it's clean and well constructed.

Mouthfeel has a bit of body behind it but there's a fizziness to it that is not going to be welcomed with a hug and tonguekiss from me.

Yeah, easy drinking ale. As I said, flat and reliable. Probably a good cleanser, but less good for starting off a session and getting me excited about beer.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dgilks
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Next to no aroma with a hint of malt and diacetyl.

Clear, deep gold colour with a small, off-white head. Good.

Not much going on here. Slightly earthy, rough hops with a small dose of malt.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

Smooth and easy enough to drink but it could do with a touch of refining to develop the malt character.

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Sail And Mermaid Bitter from Harts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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