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Box Steam Derail Ale

Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Trowbridge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Wonderfully hoppy traditional India Pale Ale. Full flavoured with an intense floral aroma, finished with well balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M. Dark golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, malt and caramel. Dry malty flavour with strong spicy citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a medium head. Aroma is dry, musty orange sherbet. Taste is musty, a little orange. Bready finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
500ml from B&M. Burnished gold with a low white head. Nose of farmyard, salinity, lime sharpness, shrubbery and marmalade. Flavour of TCP, biscuit and background dung overpowered by more palatable red apple, shrub and privet. The almond of alcohol to finish with a dunked biscuit aftertaste. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (920) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick beige head. Aroma: Bready malt, citrus notes, marmalade, grassy and peppery. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness with low sweetness. Palate; Smooth thick texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering bitter citrus, marmalade and peppery finish. Comments: Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2292) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Mrs BeerViking, dark amber with a fine ring, toffee apple malt and spice nose, palate is crisp spicy and earthy hops over lightly toasty caramel and marmalade. Really nice English IPA - why is it listed as an ESB?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well, and leaves a little lacing. Floral hops dominate the aroma, with supporting notes provided by fruitcake and toffee malt. It is quite hoppy for an ESB, with plenty of citrus and floral hops up front. These give way to a fruity mid-palate, with toffee malt giving it some weight. There is a slight charry note to the finish. A solid and enjoyable, if not amazing, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3414) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 10, 2014
Quite clean golden body, small head. Okay hop mix, English and citrus modern at the same time. Bit sweeter than expected but that’s a good thing in this case, because it gives some character. Very soft carbonation, oily even. Enjoyable brew. (50cl bottle from Beer City)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2014
Amber Farbe, sehr wenig Schaum. Geruch fruchtig hopfig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, zum Abgang hin wird es herb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from Stourhead NT shop; amber, loads of bubbles, moderate foamy head; aroma is overwhelmingly of sulphur; taste is citrus (grapefruit, bitter orange), some sulphur too which adds a strange, distinctive but not unpleasant character; good strong earthy / floral hop finish; a resolutely English IPA and all in all an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Cask at the Golden Guinea, Bristol. Pours a clear gold with thin white head, good lacing. Aromas are caramel, floral hops, light citrus. Trade has a good bitterness, light sweet. Slightly oily texture, but otherwise a good enough British cask ipa.

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