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Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
Crafted with the finest ingredients to deliver a really easy drinking belter of a beer, with malty, hoppy flavours and clean finish that’s built not to last.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeinzH (22) - Oulu, - APR 10, 2013
More hoppy than I thought. No head at all. Would not buy it again due to none existent head and poor palate.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (952) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Cask in Turner’s Mill, Redcar. Amber with a white head. A fairly decent standard bitter. Some citrus and biscuit notes. Nothing special but drinkable enough.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1810) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Cask. Pours a clear amber colour with a thin cream head, aroma is sweet malt with some caramel, the taste is light and fruity with some hops with a dry waterery finish.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
McCbeer (1) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
Used to drink Bank’s regularly when I lived in the Dudley area. Loved it! Recently tried it in a couple of pubs in Derbyshire since the Marstons take over of the brewery. I now live in Derbyshire where there are quite a few Marstons pubs so I was pleased when Bank’s bitter started making an appearance locally. Very disappointed as the for me it was no longer Banks’. Slightly paler, not the unique Banks’ flavour and an underlying metallic taste. I feel that Marstons have taken an average recipe and just stuck the Banks’ label on it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (531) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Tried it at a plastic pub attached to a premier inn. Quite a fruity taste with caramel notes. Tastes watery, not awful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13261) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Cask handpull at The Pheasant Ashford. Can’t believe I have never rated this. Clear pale amber lasting cream head thanks to the sparkler. Typical session bitter. Some malt some hop good condition. Drinkable if not terribly exciting but also decent enough to be enjoyed. Ok

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1072) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
A dark amber colour no head. Sweet malt aroma. A sweet malt carmal taste. A good session ale very easy to drink. Bottle morrisons

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (1714) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Cask@farmerjohns, streetly. Copper colour small head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Taste is caramel and plain hops. Nothing noteworthy. Dull.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
martinrumsam (498) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Light golden brown thin white head aroma some bread and caramel taste very bland - a hint of malt little hops poor example of bitter ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
bdunhill (243) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2012
This English bitter with little aroma and a light brown conception with a small simple head has a nice easy bitter taste on the tongue with a smooth sweet palate. It is the perfect contrast making it a nice refreshing beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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