Brewed by Bowman
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Southampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Special.
Brewed with Sweet Chestnuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Almost clear copper/brown liquid with small to medium light brown head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toast, earth, bread and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of toast, caramel, bread and dried fruit. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Quite nice, but the carbonation is quite disturbing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012)
Very mellow, slightly simple. A bit sweet, but not sugary. Doesn’t taste its strength, feels like a low 4.x% bitter. A bit forgettable, but not flawed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3372) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
50 cl bottle bought in Greatham Hampshire. Chestnut coloured. Taste of brown leaves, nuts, bread and brown cheese and chestnuts. Smooth and little sweet, good malt composition.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattstrib (24) - Truro, Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Cask at Black Boy Winchester. Lovely dark brown colour with good cream coloured head. Nose is malt with ripe fruit. Taste malt with a fruity more citrus flavour, dark marmalade?, no roast chestnut flavour for me. Finish is gentle with slight astringancy, fading sweetness with bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (1963) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Cask at Market Porter, 3rd November 2011. Nice ale good winter brew, you do get the undertones of chestnut

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9683) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Cask & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 29.12.10 Pours brown with a touch of filmy off-white head. This is a little shallow and empty at first in the mouth but after a while the flavours start to flood through, it’s definatly nutty, sweet and bitter but with some old fashioned qualities that are a little hard to describe. Nice beer but up against an even better one in the Salopian Requiem. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov14 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
50 cl bottle bought in Hartney Wintney. Well I guess you have to call the colour chestnut! - there’s a thin off-white head and some soft carbonation; the aroma is earthy with perhaps a trace of chestnut; it’s soft and smooth in the mouth with some dry malts and demarara sugar, and again a hint of nuts. This is a really smooth and drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2010
(Bottle, 7 Aug 2010. Thanks to SaintMatty) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of chestnut and dark fruit. Malty, nutty taste with chestnut, dark fruit and caramel. More than medium body, rather sweet, with a mild bitterness. The chestnut character gets a bit overwhelming after a while but it’s a tasty and nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
Bottle from Wine Rack, Romsey. Dark beer. Certainly chestnut brown with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malts. Light carbonation gives pleasant mouth feel when first poured. Well roasted flavour more coffee / cocoa than chestnut with hints of treacle and a slight astringency. Not quite a stout nor a bitter: interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2010
Cask - White Cliffs Festival 2010, Dover. Dark and clear chestnut brown with no real head. Quite a spicey aroma with some toastiness and a definite nutty component. More sweet spice on the tongue, the chestnut becoming more obvious with a light acidity. Smooth & soft on the palate with low carbonation and a decent bitterness.

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