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


on tap

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle shared by Theydon_Bois in the Hyatt hotel room fart share - thanks again, Colin! Pours a clear copper color with a finger of off-white head that settles into a film and ring. Notes of biscuity malys, grass, light herbs, and tobacco. Light-medium bodied, with a smooth, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice low-boost bitter. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle shared. Deep amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is malty, light honey, light grassy notes. Taste is malty, light caramel / honey. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Theydon! Nose is lightly charred toast with a hint of butter. Crystal clear copper color with small white head. Taste is caramel with a hint of toast, creamy mouthfeel. Decent enough but would like more bitterness and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3922) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at hotel room fart share @RBWG 2016. Thanks Cloin. Clear copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of earth, tobacco, floral hops, candy and bread. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of earth, floral hops and toast. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle split in the Fart Dungeon ... breakfast rake ... 04/02/16. Copper golden with a decent beige cap. Nose is biscuit, straw, bready, light tobacco, earthy, tinge of leafy hop. Taste comprises toffee, light fruit esters, biscuit, tobacco, dates. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Ok bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (478) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Cask at the Organ Grinder. Aroma caramel malts. Pours copper body lace top. Taste fruity but with biscuity balance. Some cling to the finish but smooth and light boied. A session beer indeed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
charlotte (5188) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
Tap at Nottingham beerfestival 2015.Clear amber colour with medium creamy head.Aroma of hops and mild green apples and caramel,light body and short bit thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Cask at Organ Grinder. Clear deep amber color. Light caramel aroma. Taste is malty, light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Tried at the Nottingham beer festival 2015. Amber colour with an off white head. Aroma is malty caramel and fruit. Taste light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Cask-conditioned on gravity at the Pelican, Gloucester, 5/6/2015. Copper with a slight, off-white, head. Sweetish, caramel and orange fruits, crisp malts and a decent, bitter, finish. Good.

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