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Battledown Premium (Cheltenham SPA Special Premium Ale)

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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ndburns (166) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Pint from a box. Pours brown with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma, some toffee, and dry fruit. Odd sweetness up front, not much of interest, slightly odd taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LazyPyro (570) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
500ml bottle from my local brewery. Clear dark amber brown colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty, lightly roasted, light hop note, toffee. Flavour is very malty, burnt malts in fact, kind of smoky - a taste which lingers in the mouth, earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Cask conditioned at Evesham Rugby Union Club Beer Festival ’15, Evesham Worcs. Clouded amber with white head. There is an earthy bitterness from the off with this, leafy UK hop notes with a baked bread malt body. Acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Daddy-o. Can’t really agree with this being a ’premium’ ale but it’s a perfectly pleasant accompaniment to my lasagne. Standard cardboard woody hops and short finish. Average as they come.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3746) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Pint from the Royal Hop Pole Tewkesbury. Colour is amber with off white head aroma and taste are typical of a bitter, but there is a but too much acidity for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, dry, burnt toffee, bitter, light, watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4986) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1307) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, 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.

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