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


on tap

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.
A premium quality festive ale! Deep red / brown colour, full flavoured with a good hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
Cask (handpump) @ The New Wheatsheaf, 24 Southwark Street, Greater London, England SE1 1TY.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, flowers, perfume, potpourri mix, flower tea, blackcurrant. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20091229]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2010
Cask. Hazy orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Sweet and spicy nose - almost candy-like. Medium body, flat, dominated by odd cake spices overpowering most other flavours. No bitterness. Odd. 200110

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2010
Cask@The New Wheatsheaf, London. Amber/red colour with small beige head. Aroma is beautifully balanced spices, fruits, some candy and mild liquorice. Flavour is spices, candy, toffee, dark dry fruits as well as caramel malts. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle that dad picked up from Congleton brewpub (cheers dad), consumed Dinmore, Herefordshire 27-12-09 Pours reddy brown in fact on second glance maybe its a little darker than that actually. Taste is fruity and tangy with a little Christmas spice its not bad but I’m getting a bit tired of these bottles of run of the mill stuff and need something with a bit more oomphh. A6 A4 F6 P4 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
Cask@Pigs Ear BF 06. Very malt, sweet crystal malt notes, wholemeal bread sweetness. Slightly toasty, earthy malt notes. yeah, its malty.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
Pigs Ear. Crystal malt autumn ale edging into a light caramel mild. OK for all that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
Cask @ Market Porter, London. Reddish brown coloured. Small beige head. Spice and light caramel in the nose. Hs some fruity notes. Flavour of fruits and berries. Spie and light herbs as well. Medium boided. Dry and citric mouthfeel.Ends on a quite bitter end. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2006
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear. Dark mahogany colour, no head. Toffee aroma. Bit dull in mouth. More toffee on end. It’s got some toffee throughout. Fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Pigs Ear BF. A dark brown coloured beer with a ruby hue. The aroma is malty and bready with raisins, and some crunchy malts. The taste is fruity and bready with berries. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Navigation, Stockport 31/12/2001 Dark red coloured and rich on the palate. Some wheat and fruit flavours. Hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Travellers Rest, Moulton 28/12/2003 Mid brown coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Some sour fruit flavour. Slightly bitter full roast finish. 3. Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010 Spicy aroma. Amber mid brown coloured rich on the palate fruity and spicy with apple and cinnamon flavours. A little dryness and bitterness in a creamy finish.

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