Brewed by Samlesbury (AB InBev UK)
Style: Bitter
Preston, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Can and bottle: Filtered.
Has been sold with various descriptions such as, "Our Finest Ale", "Trademark Number One", and "Premium Ale"

novels' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Yikes. Pretty run of the mill, tastes similar to American adjunct lager with a heftier price tag. If youíre going to spend a couple more bucks , just buck up and get something actually decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2015
Draught at the Pirate Bar, Rishon. Clear dark amber gold with a white head. a little oxidized in the nose, candy, and that moves to the mouth. sweet and, well, candied. Medium body, fizzy, candy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
waiake (534) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2015
disagree with jnsrgnt Iíd rather drink a cold stella anyday, same bought a 4 pack 500ml cans at a local english food shop was expecting much more looks good but 1st smell gave it away just another cheap english bitter & barely drinkable

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabuzzer (342) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, copper colour with a thin white head. Sweet, malt aroma, taste is sweet, syrupy with a bitter finish. Not unlike a macro lager tbh. Unremarkable, but ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Very middle of the road bitter not much aroma taste toffee hint of floral sold in a bottle as trademark no1

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jnsrgnt (13) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Four pack for £2.50 in Tesco, reduced to clear presumably. Figured Iíd try this as it was cheap and Iíve never had it before, but with pretty low expectations. Odd vomit/toe cheese aroma at the start, and then all other aspects are a bit like an extra strength version of those 2% supermarket own brand economy bitters you get. Adjuncts and extracts everywhere, doesnít taste like itís touched an actual hop. No real body to it. Bitterness develops, but itís a nasty chemical bitterness. Cold, though, itís drinkable enough. Offered a choice between a cold Stella and another one of these, Iíd take this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
Has this one after a lot of years thiking about it. Quite fine for a regular ale on bottle. Nothing special just drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Asda, Enniskillen [240815]
Dark amber, clear, frothy white head, slight lacing
Aroma - dab of caramel, bit artificial fruit notes, not much on the nose overall
Taste of light caramel, some odd fruit notes, cardboardy, not much flavour and whatís there is poor
Palate - Medium carb, light body, soft sweet, watery. Finish is slightly dry, hint of bitter twigs in the tail
Overall - Difficult to drink this as the flavour is very poor. Not worth a £1 a bottle. Crap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (7875) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Meh. Very light even for the style. prefer the can to the bottle, but really neither do much for me. smooth and easy drinking, perhaps?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (472) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Pours claer, golden. Small amount of off-white head. Aroma is fruity and grassy. Medium sweet, medium bitter. A bit mineral on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (306) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Clear amber with moldy-tan head. Fresh, round fruity aroma. Crisp mouthfeel with a solid beer flavor. Pleasant.

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