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Arundel Old Scrooge

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


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.
A strong ale that will be remembered in Christmas past, eagerly enjoyed in Christmas present and looked forward to in Christmas future!
In December 2012 the ABV changed to 5.0% from 5.3%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (42) - - DEC 9, 2014
Cask at spoons. More like a winter warmer than an "ESB" (which is not even a style thank you ratebeer). Mid brown colour, intense caramel flavour, well balanced with hops. Very malty indeed. Full bodied, some nuttiness, a little bit too sweet maybe but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask. Clear hazelnut brown with a medium sized off white head. Malty stuff; chocolate, caramel, nuts, wood, some light flowery notes. It is soft and big bodied and the alcohol is noticeable. Works ok as a slow drinking winter warmer, but it is a bit rough and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuszek (75) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Tap. Thin creamy head. Malt, caramel and fruity hops aroma. Similar in taste with niiice hoppy bitter finish. A good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The Lord Moon Of The Mall (JDW), 16-18 Whitehall, Greater London, London, England SW1A 2DY.

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, nutty, caramel, fruity, spicy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121207]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell, ABV 5%. Golden amber with a thin cream head; floral aroma; soft in the mouth with a sweet caramel malts and some orange fruit; and a crisply bitter finish. A pleasant bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10641) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with very slight head. Perfumed and quite flowery beer with a distinct orange blossom note, orange pith. This was fairly flat on delivery which followed into the drinking of the beer. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3073) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley - clear amber brown with a good creamy off-white head, mild sweet malty aroma, malty, caramel, tea leaf, dark chocolate flavour, moderate carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 21/12/2010 (ABV 5.0%) Some malt aroma. White head. Copper golden coloured and a little fruity with a slighty dry and bitter nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2011
Cask@ShakespearsHeadLondon. Light sourish aroma with a hint of toffee. Amber colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, caramel, toffee, light malty, herbal hops, nice bitterness. Light sticky and dusty dry in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11852) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Cask at the Pommelers Rest, JDW. Mostly clear, amber-gold pour with an off-white head. Foamy. Bread, some lightly toasted, burned edges, soft caramel aroma. Odd flavor, with heavy, heavy metals, such that I am about drinking this. Also some light plastic, faint earth, bread. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Metal metal metal to finish, with mild malts. What the hell? Metal subsides a bit as the beer warms but just barely. Something must be off here. At least, I hope so.

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