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Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy

Brewed by Beer Engine
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Exeter, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Cask; Regular.
A red coloured beer with a fruity, sweet taste and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Tried at the brewery. Deep amber colour with an off white head. malty and caramel aroma taste slightly sour. Ok but nothing special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Cask. Amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is floral, grassy, some resiny notes as well as mild wood. Flavour is toffee, quite strong floral and grassy bitterness along with some wooden and mild biscuity crisp notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (1280) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2013
Cask at Beer Engine ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,caramel,fruit,spices and floral aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet taste and light to medium bitter finish ; Very pleasant ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2011
Cask, handpump @ The Beer Engine, Newton St. Cyres, Devon.
Ruddy tinged tawny chestnut in colour, not quite bright but has an oily shimmer when held to the light. A houdini head, now you see it now you don’t, settles to but an island of white atop. Mixed bag on the aroma; caramel, burnt sugar, bitter, dried fruit peel mix, old staling port wine and sweetened, dried prunes and dates. Good body, big, rounded and smooth on the palate. Lots of chewy sweet malt and bitter dried fruits like raisins, sultanas and prunes. A tangy edge of orange marmalade, sweet and sharp, before a swallow reminiscent of fruit mince pies. Lingers long on the palate. Has a dusty edge that balances out its sugary side, and a seemingly warming effect although it’s not a potent brew. This is a lovely bitter, full of life, full of flavour and not too heavy. Easily their best, but not the most sessionable. A few pints of these is more than enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Cask at Stortford Beer Festival 2011. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of matl and caramel as well as lighter notes of fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and fruits - especially peaches, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Fat Cat, Sheffield 16/01/2010 A little spiced malt aroma. Golden amber coloured strong in alcohol and slightly hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Chestnut colour. Fairly weighty in alcohol terms for a UK bitter but drinks easily enough. Very well judged balance of chewy malt and tangy, spicy hops, although the aroma is quite subtle and restrained. Plummy fruit comes through on the palate. Plenty of body and grip on the finish. Mothfeel is clean as a whistle. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (574) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Cask gravity at the Abbotskerswell Beer and Food Festival, 07/10/2006. A dark brown colour. A strong aroma of plum and dark fruits with caramel sweetness. Quite malty with honey. It was nice enough, but I was hoping for better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2006
Gravity Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Sweet malts with some fruit. Smooth bitterness. Middle of the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Cask gravity at Reading BF 06. Copper/brown colour with off white head. Red berry/yeast aroma with a bit of vanilla. Quite good hp. I like the fruit which has red berries running throughout the beer.

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