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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Box Steam Ghost Train ].
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, nutty, dusty malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
From cask at Standing Order. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish to toffee. Toasted malty and breadish. Roasted malty and toffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
bottle at SOrder ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet dry toffee nose... soft fruits ... light sweet ... light toffee malt ... soft roast ... decent

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14158) - HÝjbjerg, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Itís a clear, dark amber colored beer topped by a finger-thick off-white head. Itís pretty toffee-ish and bready on the nose, with some caramel and grass notes. Pine cones. Itís full to medium bodied and quite dry, with dried fruits and toffee in the flavor. Lasting roasted finish with toffee. Well, itís actually quite nice this one, but I find it too dry and one dimensional. 140301

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (11894) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11862) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours perfectly clear, red-gold with a fine, white foam head. Rich roasted bread aroma, some toasty sugars, hints of berries and dirt. Light to medium sweet flavour with a surprising amount of sturdy roasted malts, hints of cocoa, toasted brown bread, mild earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with nice toasted malts, some semi-dark berries, rich bread. Quite a good bit of character packed into this fella.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is toffee, bread, caramel, grass. Flavour is toffee, fruit, bread, caramel, grass, pine. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10648) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
Bottled, filtered, 500ml from Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, Oxon. Reddish chestnut with white head. Good fruity aroma leading to a sweetish, fruity, nutty flavour from a rich malt body. Hints of redcurrant and strawberry in the body, some bitterness too. Quite reasonable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&Cís beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 2 - 01/03/14. Copper amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is biscuit malt, bready, dark fruits. Taste comprises dark fruit pangs, toffee, bready, malts, biscuit, light hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough ESB.


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