Alton's Pride | Triple fff Brewing Company

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Average: 3.2 | pDev: 15.31%
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7

English Bitter | 4.60% ABV

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Triple fff Brewing Company
England, United Kingdom

Notes: This beer is retired; no longer brewed. 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a half pint glass
Appearance – Dark copper in colour with a slightly reddish hue. This beer raises a small head that dies to a finger nail cover within 1 minute. There is some CO2 activity of tiny bubbles in the glass but it is very light in accordance with the style.

Smell – Mild malt aroma with more than a faint whiff of booze. There are medicinal phenolic aromas that warn of something unpleasant in the taste and final hop tones in the nose.

Taste – The warning smell from the nose presents itself almost immediately here as a band aid flavour dominates the early taste. This falls into bitter hop flavour that then rides back to the band aid taste. This is then followed by a final hop bitterness which carries a strong rubbing alcohol taste with a lot of plastic flavour like the smell from a bottle that has been left in a car in the sun.

Mouthfeel – Thin in the mouth with zero tingle and a slightly metallic edge that sticks around in the after taste.

Overall – This one is seriously odd. It is definitely not my favourite in the style and it has aromas and tastes that make it well off point for what it should be.

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3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday 7th September 2012 saw my father and I join in R.A.T.2012 (Rail Ale Trail part 2). Split between three bars along the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury railway line: they had over 50 different beers to try: this was one of them.

Half-pint, gravity fed in the fest tent behind ‘The Odfellows’ in Shifnal.

Light amber, golden brown, you choose: a white head tried to sit on top, but failed to stay around too long.

Not too sure how this became CAMRA Champion Beer a few years back as it wasn’t any better than other beers on the day I tried it. Nice blend of flavours with the hops foremost in the smell and taste stakes. Well balanced and a pleasant enough session beer but nothing to set it apart from the rest of the field.

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3.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The liquid is clear, the colour gold. The low off-white head is airy.

The smell got some hay-ish notes and a sour hint of old dishcloth. Not as bad as it sounds, though.

The taste is at first quite light. Hoppy notes of hay. Some hints of yeast as it tend to be in real ale. Notes of green fruits, minerals, some dry earthy hints. Growing bitter notes and hints of tree sap/leaves. Some hay and almonds in the aftertaste.

Medium strong carbonation (for a keg beer, strong for being a cask one). The liquid is mid-smooth.

A solid bitter. Not much to complain about here.

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3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clouded pale amber, a white rather firm head that leaves no lacing and no curtains.

The smell has honey and peaches in it. Some sour grass.

The taste is mostly fruity, apricots, lemon, some peel bitterness at the end.

Little carbonation, watery and with a small body, but rather refreshing a slight dry finish.

A lawn mower bitter? This beer was a real ale version and claimed to be only 3.8%, and for such low ABV it was not at all bad.

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3.17/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear copper with a very lacklustre head. The thin island generated from a hard pour quickly disappears, leaving a few bubbles.

S - Citrus (mostly grapefruit), piney hops, sweet light fruit, biscuity malt.

T - Initial sweet buiscuity malts becomes bitter before a second, stronger wave of caramel sweetness comes through. Citrus hops then take over during the finish and aftertaste, which has a slight bubblegum note and tea-like astringency. Better than the appearance and smell would have suggested.

M - Light-medium body with soft carbonation.

D - Easy to drink, but I didn't find it particularly interested. I was disappointed with this and hope that the other beers I have from the brewery are better.

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Alton's Pride from Triple fff Brewing Company
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