Alcohol Content: 3.8%

Colour: Pale Straw
Type: Modern Bitter/Pale Ale

This style has its roots in the pale ale revolution of the 19C. The term bitter though, did not emerge until the early 20C, possibly to distinguish it from the equally popular mild.

Tasting Notes
This is a scintillating pale ale! The malt base is simple with Maris Otter and Lager malts. The hops steal the show with German, American, Czech, Slovenian and English varieties providing lemon fresh citrus qualities.

Light fresh and easy, drink on its own or to counter heavy or spicy foods.

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Available In

Mini Cask

5 litre minicasks. Magus is clear and ready-to-drink.

Bottle Conditioned

These beers are natural, having a yeast sediment which continues to develop the character of the beer. Natural processes and no filtration ensure that all the flavour is left in. All bottles are suitable for vegans. Choose 12 bottles of a single beer or mix your own case (5% off 2 or more cases).


Cask-conditioned has a sediment and needs to settle. mainly for the pub but good for parties.

Magus Awards

2nd, Real Ale in a Bottle, Durham CAMRA Beer of the Year 2010. Joint 2nd, Light Bitters, Leyburn Festival of Food and Drink 2011. 2nd, Real Ale in a Bottle, Durham CAMRA Beer of the Year 2010. 2nd, Bitters, Durham CAMRA Beer of the Year 2010

1st, Durham CAMRA Beer of the Year 2008. Beer of the Year (2006) by Durham CAMRA. Gold Award - Bitters - Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival August 2003. Beer of the Year (2002) - North East Beer of the Year Competition 2002 CAMRA

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