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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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!


leaparsons' rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7930) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUL 19, 2012
Cask, Slug & Lettuce, Leicester. Amber with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee, strawberry and lemon with light autumn pear. Hints of chocolate milkshake with black tea. Flavours are weetabix malts with earthy, leafy hops and hints of sweet chocolate milkshake. Dry on the finish with some herbal notes. Pretty decent


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2793) - 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 (3847) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (2419) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at The Barton Arms; light copper pour with soapy beige head, slight coffee aroma, roast malt taste some hops trying to unsuccessful get through very malt forward but ok.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty bitter caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Clerkenwell, London. Dark golden/amber beer with a small head. Malty caramel aroma, biscuits, peach, grapes, some citrus. Malty biscuit flavor, dough notes, citrus, oranges, spicy notes, floral, some caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5079) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
500ml Bottle - Copper with a foamy head. Raisins, malt, blackcurrant and marzipan. Dried fruit, malt, berries and hops in the taste. Nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grass, fruity, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, fruity, citrus - orange hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120809]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Cask at the Shoulder of Mutton, Kirby Hill. Amber red body. Medium white head. Hops, chocolate malt and fruit. Bitter. Dry finish. Like a low ABV IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2655) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 2, 2013
On cask at ’The Rising Sun’, Potton. Appearance: dark orange, small eggshell head. Aroma: Spicy, grassy hops, lots of malt with hint of citrus. Flavour: Spicy, great maltiness with a good underlying bitterness. Long tangy bitter and malty finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2012
cask at cloisters ...copper ... thin white head ... sweet blackcurrant toffee fruits ... very sweet ... big blackcurrant fruit ..


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