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Brewed by Beowulf
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Brownhills, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask; Regular.
Holds the crown as The Beowulf Brewing Company's signature ale. It was the first beer produced in 1996. "Heroes" is nutty, golden and hoppy with a slight hint of sweetness.


cgarvieuk's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits ... light metalic nose ... soft fruits ... soft toffee ... little apricot ... better than expected when i first smelled it


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottled. Hazy orangeish golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, some floral notes, mild bready and caramelly maltiness. Flavour is a bit bready maltiness, and also has some floral and herbal notes to it. Quite watery feeling, with not too much bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5694) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma is light malt, fruit, hops and caramel. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5694) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of JmGreenUK Thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Subtle bitterness. An ok ESB

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Mine was 5.5% too! Poured a slightly cloudy light amber with a long-lasting thin white head and some lacing. The aroma is malty and the flavour medium bitter, with some malt and lingering bitterness on the palate and into the after taste. I’m happy to drink it, but it is a little bland. It needs more flavours.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BlackHaddock (4115) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
My bottle conditioned version had 5.5%ABV, not the 4.7% as stated on here and BA. Anyway the 500ml brown bottle had a best before date of Oct 2011 and was taken late July 2011. The beer is mid-amber with an off-white head of small bubbles. Pale and Crystal malts only, so darker than I thought would be the case. Sadly the beer wasn’t very good, it had a dry almost metalic aftertaste and no foretaste either: a big let down from start to finish. This really was a ’nothing beer’. I found hints of malts and hops, but not enough to comment on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1445) - ,London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
(Bottled) Gigantic foamy head that screams "micro brewed" and puts the finger to your pissy swill you like to drink afterwork...above glowing bronze..im an entrepreneur ..im back from the dead
nose is caramel,butterscotch , esters..on the palate its got waves of bitter hops ...some fruity notes..sweet toffee malt and a nice easy unity.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Wetherspoons Birmingham. A golden beer with a tight whitish head and lacing. A lemony bitter. Creamy due to the tight sparkler. Light and easy to drink. A subdued aroma but sessionably flavoursome.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2850) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
500ml bottle, 5.5%. Pours a very hazy orange with a large, frothy head. Aroma is fruity hops and bready malt. Not much to taste to start and then a paracetamol dryness. Very bitter finish and too much carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1474) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
Cask at the Three Judges, Glasgow, Scotland on 24th April 2010. Gold with vanishing white head. Cookie malts, citric hop and slight peppery notes. Smooth to light mouthfeel, bittersweet finish leaning on the sweet.


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