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


on tap

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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 13/20
yespr (33246) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask@Euston Tap, London. Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bready and caramel malty with some herbal, fruity and wooden notes. Flavour is wood, mild resiny and caramelly notes with slight biscuity notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1.Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15659) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Clear gold with a foamy head. Light toast malt aroma. Pretty sweet, hints of wood, a little fruit, mild toast. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Woody finish, lightly dry, some earth. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10875) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (8478) - Leicester, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7915) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7351) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2011
(Cask at Euston Tap, Euston, London, 22 May 2011) Copper colour with brief, white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, citrus, biscuity malt and hints of toast. Malty, toasty taste with canned fruit, toast and biscuity malt. Rather light body with balanced sweetness and a mild bitterness. Hardly exciting, but definitely drinkable.

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