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Brewed by B&T Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Shefford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - October.

Brewed to remember Catherine (the tragic queen, wife of Henry VIII) passing through Ampthill on her last journey.
A beautiful tangy citrus beer with a lingering bitter finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask, gravity dispensed, at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Golden amber with a ring of translucent head; floral aroma; soft and fruity in the mouth, with apples and pear flavours; then some warmth and a sustained, gentle, earthy, bitterness to finish. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Amber with slight head. Quite a grainy, stewed type malt bitter with a sourish edge to it. Drying bitterness late on but it doesn’t save it. Not very good.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 5 Nov 2012. Poured a hazy golden, with a thin white head. Aroma of cake, dough and some floral hop. Grainy flavour, with some apples and cereal. Finish was light resin, toffee and copper.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2009
Cask at Penderels Oak, Holborn 15 Nov 08. Golden colored. A small apricot colored head. Unvaried malty flavor. Some bitterness but rather dull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours light copper, nose is light zesty fruit, taste is sweet toffee.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2009
Cask @ Willow Walk, JDW, Victoria SW1. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Clouded golden ale with a small head. Is full of malts and malty bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
6th November 2008. Clear gold beer. Not to dry or bitter. A little sweet banana in there. Reasonably well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Cask handpull at Society Room Spoons Maidstone. Golden brown with slight haze lasting near white head. some bisciut some malt. almost a bit of rubber. in good condition. some drying sting on finish. yes biscuit and just a touch of rubber. Fine

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
[Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading] Amber with a moderate white head. Some florals, some lemon, some caramel, but it’s all rather vague, bland and messy. A half-hearted attempt at a beer.


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