Workie Ticket | Mordue Brewery

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Mordue Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-11-2002

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 27
Reviews by BuckeyeNation:
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lucent orange-bronze with the slightest hint of red. The smallish head is equal parts ivory, orange and ecru. It makes up for its lack of size with persistence and a short collar of lace that turns into a four finger high collar as the beer falls with drinking. I like the way this one looks; especially the color.

The nose is fair to middlin' for an English pale ale. Hops are more prominent than malt, as it should be. The hoppiness is musky, earthy and fruity (overripe apples and musky peaches). It doesn't smell like Fuggles or Goldings are present, although I wouldn't be surprised to find that the latter are a contributor to the hop bill.

Workie Ticket is more malty on the palate than hinted at by the nose. It tastes like whole grain toast with caramel and spice underpinnings. While the hop flavor is distinctive, I don't have enough flavor memory of the English varieties to make a positive identification. In addition to the above, the beer tastes like a lightly spiced fruit compote made from bruised apples and pears. It's tea-like as well, with very little bitterness.

Nothing especially new or different happens on the finish. The various members of the flavor profile have their say and move quietly along. The light-medium mouthfeel contributes to the rapid de-escalation and I find myself wishing for something to chew on, even if only a little. Carbonation, never abundant to begin with, comes dangerously close to nonexistent by the bottom of the bottle.

Worky Ticket (British slang for a mischief maker or a trouble maker) is a decent English pale ale that could use a hook. In other words, it could stand to be a bit more mischievous. Whether that means more Workie or more Ticket, I couldn't say.

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color decent head,kind metallic/steely aroma.Had a good malty texture and flavor though,english toffee was the first flavor coming into my head.Caramel accented this brew as well,did have a little bitter finsh wich is a good thing.A good find for ale lovers.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Dark orange in color and hazy with a rather smallish head.

Smell – This has an almost Barley Wine smell to it. The creamy malts are big here and heavily sugared. I can pick out a bit of toffee but mostly this is caramel malt.

Taste – Now it’s more like a Bock. The malty caramel takes up 80% of the flavor profile and is followed by serious refined sugar elements.

Mouthfeel – This one is between light and medium-bodied and is flawlessly smooth and creamy.

Drinkability – Awesome malty session brew. This is not a typical Pale Ale like you’d get in the US, but it is damn tasty.

Comments – This was a nice ale but at more than five bucks a bottle I probably won’t buy again.

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Photo of ADR
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Darker red-brown, pretty transparent. A 1/4 inch head that borders on rocky with thick bubbles that slowly release in the middle. Slightly lemony molasses aroma. Malty beginning, mostly brown-sugar with a slight flowery hop tang just as the mouthfeel begins to fade. Light-bodied, tastes are a little flat rather than bright. Old? The bottle was purchased cold but was 10 months past expiration. Since this is not a "high test" brew, it could be showing some age.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another English beer that will be misunderstood by the masses. Very deep copper, almost brownish in color with a slight haze from bottle conditioning. The light tan head holds a good 1/4" very well and leaves a good collar and very nice solid lace. The aroma is lightly metallic (fuggles hops), slightly citrusy (like lemon rind) and gently malty. The body is medium-light with a rich creaminess in the mouth. The flavor is mainly malty; lightly chocolatey with some toffee and molasses up front, softening as it crosses the palate with a cookie dough sweetness, and slipping away with a quick flash of hop flavor and just a light caramel and powdery cocoa note in the finish. The bitterness is just enough to support the caramel-maltiness. Certainly more than what the nose indicates. Incredibly supple. Wow! This is a beer that offers a great deal of character along with an immense drinkablility. Quite enjoyable and fulfilling!

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rd2nowhere
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- dark amber, very little carbonation. No head retention at all.
S- warm, but in a really non descript way. Little bit of fuggles and malt.
T- malty and with good hop character coming through late on... But there is a strange carbonic taste, like flat san Pellegrino. I would understand this if the beer was more.carbonated, but it isn't.
M- average. Will be better when on hand pump and with a head, but from the bottle it is average.

It's an ok bitter, many other's just as good, many others much worse. Would get it in a pub above any macro.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maverick ( in the sebse of lost cow) bottle located on its own on top storage shall of Tesco
A nice smack of treacle, this is alreet but I bet it's champion on cask

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Photo of aracauna
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The body is an attractive dark copper, but it’s near impossible to raise a head on this thing. The best I got was wisps of foam. The aroma is malty with caramel, maple, rum and brown sugar. Not much in the way of hops though. The flavor is all that and a touch of sweetness. The mouthfeel would be good if the beer had a little more carbonation, but overall not bad

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Photo of risenz
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of packetknife
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Where is the head? It's a burned orange with a bit of gold on the pour, no head whatsoever. It smells strongly of caramelized sugar, toffee, malts... all relatively strong and pleasant. It tastes more of the same with a lot of sweetness throughout and no different on the finish and no aftertaste to speak of. It's got a very toffee/caramel/malt mix quality to it but remains a tad thinner than I'd like. It seemed to hit harder than I expected so I'm not entirely sure it's something I could drink too much of.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Big chunky light beige head. Browny amber body.
T: Dry, but subtle hops with fudge and some nutiness. Very similar to 1845, just not as strong in flavour. Citrusy aftertaste.
O: I'm sure it would be great on cask but from the bottle it's a tad dull. Sound though.

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Photo of mjgittens
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of MrShep
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Viking
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, slightly dark, amber brew. Finger-thick head, with decent retention slowly fading to a bubbly lace. Hoppy aroma - herbal and loamy like an old deciduous forest, with a few pines here and there - resting upon a base of caramel malt. Flavor is filled with herbal hops, moderately bitter, with a solid base of caramel malt. Actually, after a few gulps, I'd say it's pretty well balanced, yet still very hoppy. Finish is is rather bitter, hoppy, and herbal. Leaves a slight lingering piney flavor. Smooth and light mouthfeel, with an oily hop finish. Excellent partner to pepperoni pizza smothered with red pepper. Very good session ale, but packs a bit of a punch - or maybe that's because I had a few Imperial pints on an empty stomach...

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Photo of psm90
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Malt_Man
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served cool from 500ml brown bottle into straight pint glass

L) Chestnut brown colour, slight haze, fluffy 1 inch off-white head.

S) NIce warm malty odour, slightly roasted, some yeast. Smells a bit sweet.

T) Well-roasted malt and pleasant light bitter hops. Very light balancing sweetness at the end. Nicely balanced, leaves slight bitterness at the back of the mouth, just enough.

F) Nicely carbonated, easy drinking and a slight bitter aftertaste. Very pleasant.

O) Very nicely balanced 'dark' pale ale / bitter, one of the better ones available from the supermarkets.

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Photo of downes51
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a strongish pale ale with a strong orange colour. A nice creamy head clings to the glass all the way down. The taste is very pleasant at first, hoppy and refreshing. However, later on there is an aftertaste which I can only describe as 'hard'. Not hoppy particularly, just rather metallic somehow. Not a session beer then, but interesting enough. Reccommended.

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Photo of TGS
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of drewbage
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a pale leathery brown with virtual no head from the bottle.

Aroma is of deep rich ruby red caramel with apples and plums. Small touch of fusel alcohol in the final touch pinches the back of the nostrils.

Beer is rich with brown malt and molasses flavors leading to a mineral laden finish with a smokey lingering.

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Photo of n2pux
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Workie Ticket from Mordue Brewery
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