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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
We selected the ingredients for our premium bitter with flavour in mind. We added a large amount of Munich and Cara malt to the mash to provide a malty base for the citrusy hop flavours that follow. These are provided courtesy of some heavy handed additions of a few of our favourite hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours brown, nose is dry toffee, taste is light, fruity bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Colin. Hazy dark golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine, grassy, hay, biscuits, bready, some floral notes. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, grapes, hay notes. Thin bodied but kinda refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, nutty notes, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, wood. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, riped fruity - citrus, warm citrus - fruit, caramel malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20131228]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3911) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks John! Aroma is big caramel, fruity and herbal hops. Flavour is fruity hops, medium bitterness, some sweet malt notes, mostly caramel. Perfect balance, highly refreshing, big ass LRAB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1616) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Amber colour ok white head lacing. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is orange sweet caramal malts decent hoppy bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Decent tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a huge long-lasting frothy white head. The aroma is big yeast hop. The flavour is medium sweet with a fruity yeast hop light malt palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5568) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Jmgreenuk. thick creamy white head. Hazy golden amber pour. Nice subtle bitterness. Refreshing

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4339) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Dark orange with a small creamy head. There’s a fair amount of orange flavour in this, both aroma and taste in a medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9636) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle at home, from ABM, 20/01/14. Hazed marmalade orange amber with a moderate off white head that thins then retains as a pond and edgeing. Nose is juicy fruits, light tropical tang, hint of metallic, orange marmalde, sugars, sweet caramel malt base. Taste comprises mandarin, peaches, orange, caramel malt, biscuit, earthy hops, candied sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet semi drying cessation. Nicely hopped up ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11631) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Cask at the Lyric - Soho, London. Pours clear amber with a frothy, white head. The aroma holds toasty malts, orange rind, slight leaves and nuts. Light sweet flavor with dirty leaves giving bitterness, dried toast, grain husk, ripe orange. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty good condition. More dry, slightly bready and toasty malts to finish, crunchy leaves, berry skins, grass. Not bad.


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