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Banks’s Lion’s Roar (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Banks’s have produced a rip-roaring beer for every English football fan to enjoy. This easy drinking, ’belter’ of a beer with malty, hoppy flavours and a refreshing clean, bitter ’finish’ is a winner every time. Back of the net! Banks’s Lion’s Roar ABV is 3.8% and 2.2 alcohol units per 568ml pint.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (677) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 20, 2013
Aroma: English hops, caramel, Appearance: Clear, light copper body, medium, off-white frothy head that dies away. No lacing. Initial Flavour: Light sweetness, medium bitterness, resiny hops, Finishing Flavour: light sweetness, light hoppiness, toasty, dry finish Palate:medium-light body, low carbonation Overall: Very nice! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2262) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Pale copper beer with a small head. Aroma of hops and a touch of toffee. Taste is some resin hops, a dash of toffee and dry malts. Typical watery palate of a pasteurised 3.8% bottle. Quite a decent beer, a lot better than most beers of this ABV and pasteurised bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4051) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
This beer was brewed to celebrate the 2010 Football World Cup, pity the English football team didn’t perform as well as this did. Clear 500ml bottle, best before 31st May 2011, drank and reviewed 30th June 2010. Poured into two half pint tumblers. The beer was a rusty, terracotta red colour, clear and bright. On top a cream coloured bubbley head, which fell away but left no lacing. The smell was a citrus-hoppy aroma, fairly pronounced for a UK bitter. The taste had a hop bitterness up front, it was refreshing with a dry mouthfeel. A malty aftertaste come towards the end of the tasting. Considering it is only a 3.8%ABV it feels right and is one of Banks’s better beers in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer which pours with no head. A grassy aroma with a bit of citrus. Fairly earthy in the mouth with a touch of sweetness and noticeable pasteurized like flavours. It’s not too bad though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4277) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a fairly strong head. The aroma is weakly toffee and hopped, and the flavour is bitter, hopped and toffee roasted with a watery element. Overall a reasonable hopped toffee flavoured bitter beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4064) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle. Launched to mark Englands world cup bid. Unlike that this is quite reasonable. Bronze and clear with a hoppy bitterness. A pleasant bitter which ironically is how England fans felt ( minus the pleasant ) Nice try-the beer not the football team.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2816) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours orange golden with a medium head. Aroma is burnt toast, slightly skunked and some fruity malt. Bready caramel start. Spicy strong bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4651) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2010
50cl bottle. Amber with a scummy looking off-white head; attractive caramel and citrus aroma, with a hint of lime; crisp in the mouth, with a good, light, malt structure, with biscuit, lemon and toffee flavours; then a good burst of fresh English hops before a dry finish. Much better than expected, a solid English ale, worth returning to - unlike our football team.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1466) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
Quite a good beer with caramel notes, Tastes like a good traditional bitter should do, would be great on a session as low in carbonation and not too strong

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1906) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle from Lidl. Pours a amber copper colour with a thin white head. Plenty of hops and malt in the aroma. The taste is sweet with plenty of malt with a long dry finish. A well made beer.


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