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


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular.
Formerly known as Rev Awdrys Ale. Renamed in 2009.
A light, straw coloured bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. A refreshing beer for all seasons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Cask, Dispensary, Liverpool. Pallid gold with minimal head. Not a huge amount in the aroma, some vague malt maybe. Unremarkable flavour with reasonable balance. Easy enough drinking. The restrained hoppage rescued this fom the depths of mediocrity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2008
(Cask at St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki, on 2008-09-11) Pale golden. Clear. Quite dense long lasting white head. Fruity and hoppy light nose. Quite light palate with little carbonation. Malts, yeast, hint of salty liquorice, bitterness and fruitiness in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2008
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Golden to copper color. Biscuity and fruity aroma. Biscuity flavor with mango, apricot, fruity bitterness and fruity hop flavor. Tasty and very moreish bitter with good biscuity and tropical fruit character. This cask was at top condition!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2008
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Dry dusty noble hop aroma. Some sweet sherbet too. Soft carbonation, refreshing palate. Big light malty body, a little fruity and with a pretty solid bitterness too. Shortish finish, but that’s perhaps a little dishwatery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 cask 500ml at Angleterre Helsinki 050908 color:pale yellow creamy white head around two hours earlier opened cask. taste: Malty ,grainy body dash fruity smooth bitterness. Maybe bit too young. Need to re-rate 6-3-6-2-12 cask 568ml at Gallow’s Espoo 080908 three days old ? pleasantly matured solid bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Cask 0.25L glass tasted 6.9.-08. Slight vanilla in the nose. White head 5mm. Pale hey coloured. A burnt taste at the beginning. Comes better after first sip. Slightly hazy. Mild lemon and peach aromas. Nice hoppiness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 5/6/07. This was a very pleasant session bitter. Golden coloured with a lacy white head. Plenty of grassy hops in the aroma with grainy flavours and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 1. Cask Stillage from the cellar at the Black Horse, Darwen 24/09/2004 (As Rev Awdry’s Ale) Clear golden coloured pale and hoppy. Some wheat flavour and a bitter finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 03/08/2010 (As Golden Bolt) Floral aroma. Golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a dry and grainy malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans beer festival 2004 as Rev Awdrys Ale. Named after the most famous inhabitant of the village of Box - the creator of the Thomas the Tank Engine childrens’ stories. This beer is pale gold in colour. The aroma is modest, with a touch of grassy hop. The bitter hops are much more prominent in the flavour, with a hint of dry malt too. Clean and fresh, with a mellow finish. Nothing too complex going on, but a pleasant, refreshing beer.

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