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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Has been sold with various descriptions such as, "Our Finest Ale", "Trademark Number One", and "Premium Ale"

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   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 you’re going to spend a couple more bucks , just buck up and get something actually decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4522) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Heard a lot about the Bass brewery through historical recollections of the pale ale lineage, and this is their premier English pale ale/bitter, so this is kinda exciting for me actually! :-) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Nose is biscuits, vanilla, mild grainy notes and hints of red fruits and caramel. Taste is caramel, vanilla pudding, mild raisins and hints of grains, nuts and spicy bread-ish malts in the back. Medium body and carbonation. Quite pleasant, but the flavor profile is very "run-of-the-mill-bitter" in its composition and ultimately rather boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4040) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from Asda. Rather plain, but refreshing Bit tah. I certainly drank this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (362) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours Amber almost. Aroma of Caramel, biscuit malt. Taste of initial malty bitterness, then caramel sweetness. A touch of grass, maybe hay. Somehow crisp yet bitter. A touch of copper coin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
eastkenttom (77) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
A good beer. Some caramel notes, sweet. Honest and old skool, in a good way. Will buy again. Nicer than I?d expected. Malt and toffee tastes sit in mouth after. Yes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1357) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of fruit and pepper, and toffee too. Light toffee taste, minerals, slightly metallic dry bitter finish. Decent English ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2271) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Asda. Got this in for Father. Clear amber. Decent, lasting, white head. Lots of caramel malt. Light grassiness. A bit nutty. Taste is more of that. Smooth palate, albeit a bit papery, and thin. Finishes soft sweet. Some dry. Far removed from drinking this straight from the cask at the Keys, many moons ago...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arek (467) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle 0,5 l, ASDA, Bournemouth, England, UK. Bursztynowe, klarownie piwo z grubą i sztywna pianą oraz słodowym, karmelowym aromatem. W smaku gęste, słodowe z lekką goryczką i słabym posmakiem alkoholu na finiszu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle, 4.4%. From ASDA. Clear orange, high carbonation - lots of bubbles. White head endures and expands over time. Smell is a bit yeasty. Taste starts with mild caramel, syrup from canned peaches. There is a slight yeasty sharpness to start but it dies down quickly to leave a beer that is caramel forward. Nice enough, but not very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (284) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
brown, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, this is by far 1 of the best beers i have had for quite some time i really found it enjoyable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (1191) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Copper colour, creamy big head. Mild sweet aroma. Caramel sweet flavour mixed with hoppy bitterness.

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