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Battledown Premium (Cheltenham SPA Special Premium Ale)

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Brewed by Battledown
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cheltenham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and bottle (filtered): Regular.
Premium is the prominent word on the pump clip; SPA is the prominent word on the bottle.
A medium bodied deep amber beer, with malt and fruit overtones and a balancing bitterness from the hops.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (1735) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, dry, burnt toffee, bitter, light, watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle.( Clear) Lively upon opening. Strange malty flavour but apart from that nothing interesting going on. Is this the best they can do for a so called premium ale?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear amber, white head. Aromas of toffee and nuts. Taste is more of the same, with a faint herbal bitterness. Thin finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle @tasting, pours amber, hints of cheese, again not a great deal going on with the nose, some malt and caramel tones on the palate, slight herb kicker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Auburn, off white tiny head. Sweet and redcurrant faint in the nose. Wee bit more fruity, lighter in bitterness and floraly finish. Just about the best of the bunch.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of biscuits and toffee, earthy hops. Taste of toffee and biscuits, slightly nutty. Bit watery and bitter. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep copper... Thin white lacing... Dark roast... Dark malts... Soft fruit nose... Dark malts... Deep roast... Light treacle malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee and caramel with toast and nutty notes. Earthy and lightly smoky with raisins and hints of caramelised pear. Flavours are sweet malts with herbal notes and Autumn fruit. Leafy and lightly peppery on the finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1742) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and earth. Taste is malts, smoke and dry bitter hops. Nice taste, but not sure if the smoke was intentional. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
50 cl clear bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is caramelish and toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.


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