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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4948) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6290) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Gold with white head. Light and delicate bitter with a grainy feel about it. Crisp light hops with a slightly earthy note. A touch resinous in the close. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9346) - 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.

3.3
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 1) Gravity, 3rd Hinckley BF. Huge departure from the Oakham, but another decent pale brew. Orange amber, fine white skim and lace. Crushed digestive aroma with mildewed choc and mushroom. Big fresh malty sweetness, cheesecake, almond, toast. Underlying hop grassiness with apricot, then some cherry-flavoured boiled sweets showing up. Very decent vanilla and digestive afters. Length and layered malt depth beyond its strength. Didn’t realise it was from Chippenham- point deducted. Good. 2) Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton, 19/09/12. Lightly hazed orange gold with a skim of white head. Slight grassy, gooseberry, herb aroma. Grass and bready unfiltered helles character; orange and lemon barley. 636312.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7365) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Cask@GBBF2010. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is earthy, vegetably, a bit mouldy and slightly hayish. Flavour is wood, vegetables, some earth and mild vegetably notes. 5 3 5 3 10.

Cask@The Cornubia, Bristol. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, wooden and a bit hayish notes. Flavour is being very similar with a nice bitter finish. 6 3 7 3 13.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump King Billy Northampton. A golden beer with a whitish head and lacing. A biscuity beer with a creamy texture. A sweet malty nose. A pleasant lemony finish. Decent enough.


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