Brewed by Amber
Style: Bitter
Ripley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

Named after Ripley’s local hero, who lived near our brewery tap, Barnes Wallis is our best selling session ale. Styled as an easy-drinking IPA-style bitter, copper-coloured for a full malt flavour and hopped with Northern Brewer and spicy Styrian Goldings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Cask handpull at The Talbot Taphouse (the Amber tap), Ripley, Derbyshire, 30/04/11. Brassy amber with good lacing condition and some aroma to it- at last a venue north of Nuneaton not sparklering their beer into nothingness..Thistle and orange peel on the nose. Gentle wash of tangy orange, floury vanilla, Rich Tea linger. Clean and balanced, some digestives dunked in seawater. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39969) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
From cask at guildford arms. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malty. Flavour is bitter and breadish roasted mal. Slight fruity and hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2010
cask at guildford ... thin white head ... soft light toffee hop nose ... juicy front ... light pine ... soft fruity hop .. ok ... light hop linger

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2010
Cask at the pub of the same name i.e The Barnes Wallis, Ripley, Derbyshire, 08-07-10 Really soapy hops in the mouth, bit too soapy for me. The bitterness shows better balance than the Dambusters IPA but still lacks something compared to that beer, a bit fruity, its ok stuff, pours gold with white rim. A5 A4 T5 P3 Ov10 2.7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 10. Golden with an off-white head. Aromas are biscuit with caramel and damp notes. Flavours are sweet biscuit and caramel with low citrus notes. Some Lockets cough sweet character. Flat on the palate. Quite dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4613) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Cask@Derby Winter Beer Festival, 2010. Bronze beer with a strong head. The aroma is roasted and hopped, and the flavour is hopped and bitter with a burn’t feel. Overall an average hopped and bitter beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2009
Cask conditioned at The turf tavern, Oxford Spring Beer Fest 09. Reddish gold with slight white head. Another beer with an eggy aroma, heavy burtonisation. Smooth light bitter with a touch of sweetness. Dry finish with hints of hop, its ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5887) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
Cask at the Waggon & Horses (JDW), Alfreton. Gold with a dense white head; fruity aroma; fruity flavour with a pronounced bitter finish and an orange sweetness. Very drinkable.

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