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Beartown Bruins Ruin

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Brewed by Beartown
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Congleton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - November to January (but sometimes appears at other times too). Also available bottled.
Deep copper coloured, strong bitter. Packed full of malty character and dry, lingering hoppy finish. Not too sweet as some stronger ales are.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (647) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Pours a deep copper with a slightly off white head. Smells of bready malt. Taste has initial caramel sweetness with a coffee bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Dark copper in colour, clear with both a sweet aroma and taste. No head.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prawlie (1055) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
Pint on draught at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Cloudy brown orange beer with a creamy head. Very bitter, dry with floral hops. Not much body. A hint of nuts. Uninspiring if not particularly bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
Cask at the Claude De Val (JDW), Camberley - 18/08/12. Pours a slightly obscured copper/orange with a very thin white head. Strong malts on the nose and a little orange. Strong malty taste as per the nose and a background of citrus fruit orange and grapefruit predominating and a little toffee/butter. Light to medium body - easy drinking not bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Martin243 (696) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
Pint at Spoons Gateshead I/C Mal. We couldn’t decide whether it was off, or supposed to taste like that. After a few mouthfuls, we came to the conclusion that it was supposed to taste like that, and neither of us liked it. I was getting some unpleasant chemical solvent type flavour. Needs work,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
Deep copper colour. Flavour has nice rounded malty feel and also a touch of fresh hop. Smooth, creamy texture.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (632) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Cask at JDW. Light copper with a frothy beige head. Fruity, floral nose with some faint metallic notes, but they don’t really interfere. Sticky, buttery toffee malts combined with lots of marmalade makes for a decent taste profile. Palate is creamy but a bit watery. Fairly good effort.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (3862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Cask @ a JDW pub. Pours deep mahogany with a thick creamy white head. The nose is light sugared plums, some strawberry, light wood and caramel. The taste plays it pretty straight as an ESB. Light orchard fruits, strawberry and plums. Some shoe polish and caramel malts. Light tobacco. Not in perfect nick. Medium body. Light dry finish. Overall, OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
Cask at Square Peg, Birmingham
Amber color, with small but persistent creamy head. Simple Bitter, with some acidity in the aroma, and a dusty flavor.
Probably not in good conditions.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4206) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Cask at the Old manor (JDW), Bracknell. Amber with a thin off-white head; spicy hop aroma; rich and buttery in the mouth with an odd malty taste; the finish has some spicy and vegetable-like hops. Odd, but OK.


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