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Banks’s Fine Fettle (Bottle)

Brewed by Banks’s (Marston’s)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottled (pasteurised).
Fine Fettle has a clean full-bodied malty flavour balanced by a robust bitterness contributed by finest English Fuggles and Golding hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2015
* Old rating, best before 31 Mar 12. Nettes, malziges typisches ESB. Schöne Ale-Note, eich Hauch Karamell aber nicht zu tief. Moderat bitterer Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Fairly average golden ale with a caramel malty addition has a lovely smell. Goes great with bangers and mash

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle that my Dad shared with me - cheers! Deep amber with a moderate cream head and a slight fizz. Lots of caramel up front, decent bitterness to balance. Nice traditional bitter, if a little simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
A mid brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A floral hop aroma to start, then a slightly smoky, nutty maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. The taste begins with a bitter, resinous hop flavour, that is matched by a dry, nutty malt taste, hints of dark fruit come through towards the end. The finish is lengthy and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
D09 (1) - trimley st. mary, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013 does not count
This is a truly great beer, a golden amber ale which is easy - very easy - to drink. I think it benefits from being drunk at room temperature. No cooling or chilling gives its great aromas the chance to tickle your nose so when you push the beer to the roof of your mouth, the flavour combines with the aroma and makes it a fully rounded satisfying drink. A great, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8498) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Amber ale which is high on orange citrus flavour. No head but lots of associated aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, orange-gold with a soft, foamy head. Light toasty brown bread in the nose, some dry berries, leaves. Light sweet flavor, mild leafy bitterness, simple bread and berries, faint dirt. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light sweet finish, pretty crisp, dry leaves, hints of pine, dry berries. A very simple beer overall, but it’s pleasant and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2532) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Pours a amber orange colour with a thin white head, faint malt aroma, taste is bitter with hops and some citrus with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle split with KJ Christmas night. Whisky bronze with a slim, loose- bubbled foam. Hay, rabbit, good grass sap aroma. Hutch-like, caramel-spread, anonymous, straw flavour. Refreshing amidst a slew of Danish IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle.Bronze with a medium head,Creamy and slightly bitter.Quite well bottled but suffers from Banks’s pact with blandness.

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