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Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: Bitter
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.

COLOUR: Copper
PRODUCTION STATUS: Brewed year round, always available.
DESCRIPTION: A traditional light copper coloured ale, but with a hoppy twist. Sanctuary is a great choice as a regular session beer as it has a moderate ABV and traditional colour, but is spiced up with a generous and unusual combination of German and American hops.
FACT: This beer is designed to have very broad appeal, satisfying drinkers who like traditional, copper coloured session beers whilst also having a punchy hop presence to put a smile on the face of hop-lovers everywhere!


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilverfoX (631) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
has a mild whiskey aroma, copper coloured with some white froth, has a mild whisky and salty butter flavour. not my cup of tea. or beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1610) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
On cask at Red Lion, Thornby. Pours dark copper with off white head. Quite a hoppy start then settles into a traditional bitter. Rather mixed up but pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1870) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask in the Organ Grinder, Loughborough. Pours amber with a cream head. Fruity with citrus notes. Over sweet. Some orange notes. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2420) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe [210115]
Light copper, clear, thin film, no head
Aroma of soft caramel, some toasted malt, bit earthy, slight toffee
Taste of soft caramel, soft fruits, slight lemon citrus, dab of brown bread crust, soft toffee, soft citrus hops, mainly malts. 6.5 round up to 7.
Palate - soft carb. light body, soft sweet and bitter. Finish as main flavour., more toasted malts in finish
Overall - Easy going, simple, malty bitter, quite a decent flavour. Obviously designed to broad appeal as the brewer mentions here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2976) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a bright dark amber coloured beer that pours without any head. It has blackcurrant and earthy flavours, toffee notes and a fruity and bitter-sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
From cask (handpump) at the Doric Arch on 9 September 2014. Reddish colour. Blue Monkey does make some quite adventurous beers. This isnít one of them. Nonetheless, itís a very solid, traditional style UK best bitter. Distinctly fruity malts. Iíll add some more extensive, earlier notes when I find them.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5476) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Glowing copper with a thin head. Malt nose with a little more sweetness in its taste and a touch of grain. Has a medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34358) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light peachy. Peachy and crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity and smooth hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington. Pours clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Biscuit and light citrus aromas, maybe a flowery note. Taste has good bitterness. Light body, smooth texture, clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a small head/Lovely fruity flavour with some hoppiness also present.Well bottled and easy to drink.


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