Dude Of York | Last Name Brewing

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Last Name Brewing
California, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Zorro on 11-05-2008

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of discostu1113
3.31/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Dale Brothers Brewery in Upland, CA.

4.3% ABV for this batch.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and biscuit aromas. Taste is much the same with biscuit and toast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite malt forward and easy to drink.

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Photo of sharkdigital
1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of beerpadawan
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of womencantsail
2.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Eureka!Burger Claremont

A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a finger or so of white head and some mild lacing.

S: Smells like nothing for the most part. There is some faint bread and malt in the background, perhaps a tinge of butter. Mild hops, but they're fairly strong on the grass notes.

T: The flavor is similarly mild and unimpressive. Some pale malts and bread flavor giving a bit of sweetness. Definitely some butter along with the herbal and grassy hop flavors. Very mild bitterness.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: I've had old/expired imported English bitters that were better than this.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.36/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Out of a 22 ounce bottle pours a very clear rust-golden colored beer below a quick dying off white head. A quick whiff gives off a light sourly nose with some background hints of grain, caramel malt, and hops.

The taste is very similar to the aroma, light sour with notes of grains and minimal hops are all increased as the beer warms. A light soury dry aftertaste is left after each lightly carbonated drink of this California micro beer.

This is a light to medium bodied beer that is very easy to drink, I think this beer would be much better received if it were canned or bottled in 12oz serving and sold in 12 packs or larger quantities at a cheaper price, since Dale Bros. beers are similar to Shiner, Sam Adams, Heineken in richness of taste and mass appeal. Their beers won't stand up to a micro beer connoisseur in comparison to beers by Stone, Rogue, Port, High Desert, and the like but there is definitely a place for this beer, I would love to drink one of these at a Dodgers game or a Metallica concert or at a backyard grill with some friends.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.13/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a capped 22 oz. bottle. Pours a golden straw with a bit of haze and offers a thin white cap. Good retention for the style and with a light carbonation and spotty lacing.

Nose of light and clean malts and decent Euro. hop presence, bit earthy and bready with a hint of lemon. Flavor follows with a bit of lemon up front, a pale breadiness throughout and a long finish that is somewhat dry but not that bitter in nature thanks to a steady delivery of background citrus. A more distinct bitterness arrives only on the close, and briefly. Feel is bright and slightly sweet and with an easy drink. Overall and enjoyable brew that seems a cross between a Bitter and a Euro. Pale Lager, offering a fuller than average body and a lighter than average bitterness, matching its relatively 'high' ABV.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly leaving a trace of lace. Light carbonation and light bodied. Clear amber color. Nose is light hops. Flavor is mildly hoppy, maybe some caramel. Slightly dry finish. Mellower than their Pomona Queen still not worth $4.49 for a 22oz bottle from Liquorama Upland, CA.

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Photo of Floydster
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle purchased from Cooke's Market in El Segundo for five dollars and some change, poured into a Port Brewing nonic last night, color is a golden orange with some amber tones, 3/4 inch fluffy white head that does not last long, no lacing, aroma consists of very mild hops, bready malts, crackers, biscuit, toastiness, and light lemon, flavor starts off with toasted malts, more bread and English malts in the middle, finish is slightly dry but the hops are more earthy than anything, not too strong either, taste is weak and not long lasting, only gets slightly fruity as it warms, toasted, chewy, and mildly dry mouthfeel, medium bodied, a little high on the carbonation, could drink this bomber because it is light and no alcohol present mostly, flavor suffers from the feel and overall strength of this brew, smooth but lacking at the same time, this bitter is missing something and there is a bizarre flavor lurking in here too that is not traditional of this style, would not drink again, not recommended

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Photo of Zorro
3.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber colored beer with a normal sized white head.

Smell is biscuit malt with some butter and English style hops mostly Fuggles. Biscuit cooked vegetables and a very slight fruity scent.

The taste starts out mildly malty and a good level of bitterness. Very quickly this becomes quite dry with a stout herbal hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is light.

Not a bad beer at all the vegetable scent is a notable defect. Worth a try but not spectacular


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Dude Of York from Last Name Brewing
Beer rating: 2.64 out of 5 with 11 ratings