Yorkshire Terrier | York Brewery Company Limited

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Yorkshire TerrierYorkshire Terrier

Brewed by:
York Brewery Company Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-14-2003

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by notdan:
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Courtesy of my sister's boyfriend who goes to school in Leeds, about 20 minutes from York.

A fairly aggressive pour produced a light bubbly head that seems to be sticking around for a little while. Minimal lacing down the glass. Body is a slightly hazy golden yellow. Smells of light grassy, almost tea-like hops and bready malt. The taste mostly follows suit, the malt really coming through at first, though there's a bit of a metallic note, some citrus in there, then it leaves a pleasant hoppy bitterness in the mouth. There's a little bit more carbonation than I would hope for in a bitter, though there's the slight oiliness in the mouthfeel that I really like about this style. Very drinkable, though I'm sure it would be even more enjoyable on cask at one of the York pubs. I seem to recall trying this when I was there a couple years ago and thoroughly enjoying it.

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Photo of deebo
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2013. My local brewery's flagship ale.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Yields a large head of frothy white foam that hangs around for a minute or two before dissipating. Aroma of mild caramel malt with overbearing notes of stewed hops, a hint of ale yeast and a faint metallic twang.

Tastes of caramel malt with a bitter finish. Notes of stewed hops, fruity ale yeast and a hint of solvent in the background. A dry, decisive bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with good body. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of stewed hops.

Disappointing. I'd like to say that my local beers are the best, but this is a pretty average bitter. The aroma and flavour are bland, with no aromatic hops to be found. The bitterness is pleasing, but that's it. The only redeeming feature I can think of is that I know this to be better on cask - so seek it out at the pub.

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Photo of cubedbee
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Friend of mine just visited York, England and brought me back a bottle of this, which she said had been her favorite. 500 ml Bottle has a blue label which has a seal for York Brewery "Within the city walls Est 1996", the beer's name, a picture of a terrier, and notes the alcohol is 4.2%. Bottle cap has "Walk the Dog" in black letters. Back label is notched and best before May '06.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, the beer is a crystal clear attractive dark golden with two fingers bright white head, decent retention and good lacing. Nose is a slight floral hoppiness over a very doughy malt and maybe a hint of green apple peels. Taste is more of the same doughy malt, slightly buttery, with a very nice assertive spicey hop finish. Mouthfeel is on the thin side with a smooth fairly low carbonation. This is a really nice drinking beer, simple and balanced, hoppy enough to impart nice flavor but not much bitterness, and something I could easily drink mass quantities of. It's ashame there's not many American brewer's that make this style.

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Photo of antono
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My beer highlight of a weekend in York. Guest beer at the Punch Bowl tavern.

It looks somewhat flat when poured; however it tasted an awful lot better than it looked. Very hoppy but not overerly so.

Beer was very well kept, but this isn't surprising as York is a real enthusiasts dream.

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

Nice touch: Where I'd expect to see the best before date (on the top of the cap), are the words, 'WALK THE DOG'.

The brown 500ml bottle conditioned beer was poured slowly into a UK pint sleeve glass.

A terracotta orange body with a white foaming head stared back at me after the pouring. The body almost clear, just the hint of a semi-haze, that is because I poured the sediment in too.

Hops and malts hit the nose, more hops than malts.

The hops win in the taste stakes too, the beer is dry and bitter because of the hop content with all the other ingrediants being pushed into the background.

A good, well made beer, a little too hoppy for my own tastes, but not enough for a 'hophead' type I should imagine.

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Photo of Drummermean
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of garcia2a
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

OK, I'll be reviewing a number of English beers rare to the US in the next few weeks, as I brought about a dozen home during my last trip through Yorkshire, and yes I stopped in Tadcaster!!

Terrier is a fine english ale. The beer has a thin head, medium body and nice auburn tones. Nice bitter undertones that give this beer a refreshing quality. Quite a bit of taste early on that fades once the sip is completed.

If you can get this one, I would say go for it. Terrier is an excellent introduction to English beers.

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Photo of becsug
2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Beerstorian
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kornoms
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Baileyuk
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank this at the brewery and this was one of my first English craft experiences that I remember. I bought a couple of bottles back to the US and although it not my favorite beer I have a craving for it every now and then.

It had a good clarity, a great hop taste and a surprisingly clean bitter ending. Definately worth a visit.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

day 3 of NERAX 2009

clear, golden straw and amber. loose, sudsy head, but stays around. a splotch or two of bubbly lace here and there.

grassy hop aroma, toasted toffee-ish malt, esters and diacetyl. some metallic whiffs. trace of must.

flavor of grassy hop, with mild to moderate bitterness. flinty, dry finish, with toasted malt background. touch of biscuit character. yeasty foundation in the finish too.

light, almost watery, but smooth with a touch of resinous texture for a flash near the finish. low carbonation

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Photo of wl0307
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer by half-pint yesterday at my local Wetherspoon's in East End London. This is a guest ale.

A: when poured into the glass it looks, quite simply, static and lifeless as you could tell from the "action"... coming in a very pale amber hue and a fluffy head, with minimum carbonation. I'm ready to embrace a flat pint...
S: to my surprise, the nose tells a different, "fresh" story--predominantly citrusy-hoppy, with grapefruit, lightly-sweetish orange-peel, some flowery and spicy hoppy scent, whereas maltiness is kept very low.
T: lots of bitter grapefruit-peel and dryish floral flavour combine with a semi-sweetish pale malts and fruit esters, leading to a smooth AND long-lasting bitterness, like crushed orange seeds. The aftertaste sees more herbal-kind of mouthfeel of fuller hops mushrooming out of the residual flavour. Finished dryish.
M&D: extremely smooth and settled mouthfeel as an empty stage for the colourful hoppy notes to dance freely, which provide good depth underneath the overall moderate flavour, and lends to a very rounded aftertaste. Exceptional small beer~~

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Yorkshire Terrier from York Brewery Company Limited
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 18 ratings