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


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Full-bodied, deep amber premium bitter, with a delicate blackcurrant aroma. Initial gentle bitterness on the palate and subtle spicy notes are followed by a sweet, fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 010314

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, little nuts, malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2293) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, dark brown, nose is toffee with hints of spice and apple, palate adds toasted caramel, a touch of red fruit and a hint of pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3587) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, darkest amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity aroma with notes of blackcurrant and blueberry, dark bready background. Taste is cautiously bitter hoppy, dry notes of blackcurrant, blueberries and their parings, dry, minimally strawy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tampierre (739) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,cereal and fruity aroma ; Dark amber color with minimal head ; Sweeter taste with very light bitter finish ; Full body ; Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Crosse Keys, Bank 5 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Dyp brun. Lavt luftig skum. Antydning til plommer i aromaen. Smaken er syrlig frukt. Stikkelsbær. Holder seg syrlig lenge med en litt tung bitter ettersmak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
Cask ale, JDWs festival, 1/3 pint at Crosse Keys. Bright naked surface to a clear, dark amber coloured body. Aroma of caramel malts followed by a malt-fruity taste character that lingers throughout. Pleasant enough (London, 05.11.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Brown with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix, berries and light chocolate with stewed apple. Herbal with some yeasty, musty notes. Fairly floral with light nuttiness and spiced tea. Flavours are toffee malts with slightly tart lemon and berries. Chocolate with hints of lactose and barnyard yeast. Fruity and dry, spicy on the finish. A bit different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Cask conditioned at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), York. Thin white head. Amber body. Black malt, red fruit, apple. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Cask handpull, The Briar Rose, Brum, 10/11/12. Wow- another festival winner in bostin’ nick in this seething pre-match Spoons. Skimmed, dappled bronze. Soft aniseed and dandelion aroma. Slightly Batemansesque soft aniseed and caramel flavour with restrained herbal English hop; the dankness of dew on grass/canvass. Late cream and nutmeg. Dull but without flaws. Well done for what it is.

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