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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   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!


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8258) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2456) - 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 (7416) - 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 isn’t one of them. Nonetheless, it’s a very solid, traditional style UK best bitter. Distinctly fruity malts. I’ll 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
wimpyjoe (4339) - 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 (31625) - 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 (3959) - 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 (4057) - 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 (3313) - 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 (17182) - 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 (11344) - Göteborg, 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 (5486) - 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.


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