Brewed by Arkells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Swindon, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pasteurised bottle. Previously 5.0%.
This beer has been especially brewed and bottled by the staff of Arkells Brewery to celebrate Mr Peters (Peter Arkell OBE) 80th birthday, his distinguished career with the airforce during World War II and his many years as chairman of Arkells Brewery Ltd. Well done, Mr. Peter!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, - OCT 11, 2012

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

ABV: 4.5%. Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, cardboard, paper, herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, caramel - toffee, cardboard - paper. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20120807]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Amber-red, next to no head. Crisp but a touch thin, it has a light but pleasant sweetness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (287) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Floral an earthy. Cut grass hint? Bottled asda larlkhall. Nice one. First arkell ive tried

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from ASDA. Amber with a decent, if short-lived, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, red fruits and a touch of toffee. Flavour had plenty of caramel, slightly bready malts and a gently bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, grainy, floral and some slight caramel and herbs. Flavour is quite similar with grains and metallic notes being quite strong. Floral and earthy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1937) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown colour with a very thin white head, plenty of malt and fruit in the aroma espcially hints of grapefruit, the taste is very malt with loads of fruit with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle that I picked up at Tesco? Aylesbury recently, consumed 29-03-09 Pours amber with a white head. Fruity with some bitterness, there are some toffee flavours swirling around, sweet maltiness and the finish is a little dry and bitter. Its ok but nothing I would particularly feel should be worthy of a revisit. A6 A3 F5 P3 OV12 2.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2007
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. From Queensway Co-Op, Banbury. Red amber with white head. Soft, full bitter, mid roasted malts with a touch of biscuity sweetness and a soft fruitiness then a dry bitter hoppy finish. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, amber golden with an off-white head leaving laces. Nutty aroma. Medium body with a dry malt base and some nutty accents. A light fruitiness. The finish is dry and fairly bitter. Quite OK. 230107

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
Amber colour with a slim white head. Fruity and malty aroma with that slightly stale pasteurised smell you often get. Taste is malty and sharp with a bitter finish. Thin bodied and a bit watery. Not very good, although not offensive.

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