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


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Cask; Regular. Has also been available bottle conditioned.
Also known as Shefford Old Strong.

A rich taste of fruit, hops and malt with a predominantly hoppy aroma.
This Beer is brewed using Pearl Pale Malt, Crystal Malt and Cascade Hops.

SarkyNorthener's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2365) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 30, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Amber beer with small head. Taste is a lot of caramel and some hops, very sweet and dry. Very nice. Too much carbonation though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Cask at the Regal, Cambridge. Golden brown, slightly cloudy. Toast, caramel, Bisto, malt. Tastes a bit wrong: bittersweet sourness hitting the back of the tongue and continuing to the finish and aftertaste. Weak body. This is not one of B & Ts better ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3447) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Cask at Bishop Vesey; clear golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, quite a fruity aroma, taste has caramel, dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (157) - - JUL 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Nice fruity flavour. Good strength. Really enjoyed this one. A nice flavour on the palate. Also can taste lovely apples and earthly taste. Second pint much better and have upgraded. Nice caramel flavour and hoppy smell malty. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water, Watford on 14 March 2013. Poured a clear golden colour, with a tight white head. Malty aroma with notes of soft fruit and bread. Initial flavours of oranges, tinned fruit and biscuit. Finish was chewy malt, caramel and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1180) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
On cask at Poste of Stone (JDW), Stone. Pours amber, good whiff of caramel. Very smooth and flavoursome. Excellent chug for the strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Closer to a bitter but had an inkling of amber with the very mildest of orange citrus and a slight glow to that effect. The bitter malts dominate though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a small, white foam head. Sugary pale malt nose, little else. Interesting flavor, some smoke notes that I doubt are intentional, but that I actually enjoy. Medium sweetness, some mellow hay, bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, white sugar, lightly grainy bread, some more smokiness. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3072) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - clear golden, non-existent white head, no lacing, mild fruity aroma, honey, fruity, sweet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1410) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
First tasted this in Babbity Bowser, Glasgow in January 1993. Cask, hanpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a thin off white head. Slight note of fruit malt in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a juicy fruit flavour of redcurrants, fruit jellies confection. Strong hop resins gives a dry bitter aftertaste. Slight note of dry liquorice in the finish. An ok session bitter.

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