Brewed by Brewster’s (UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Grantham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask; Regular.
A dark ruby coloured English ale. Crystal and roasted malts give a full bodied taste that is complimented by two old English hop varieties giving it a fruity finish with a hint of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Cask at the Shakespeare’s Head, JDW, London. Pours rich ruby with a tight, off-white cream head. Sugary malt nose, some ripe berries, strawberries. Medium sweet flavor, lightly toasted bready malts, hints of caramel, light leafy bitterness, ripe berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, bready malt finish, toffee and sugary berries and other fruits. A pretty simple ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (4071) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Dark ruby beer with a good head and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste is toffee, dark fruits and dry malts. A nice beer but as mentioned can be a bit sticky on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Fruity sweet rich malts, bittersweet finish, its drinkable enough buit perhaps not my scene.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
Cask, gravity, at St Neots BF ’09 (’Booze on the Ouse’). Dark reddish brown. Delightful leathery malt aroma. Very sweet sugary taste tending to cloy. Slight dryness which seemed to intensify. Wasn’t sure about this one at first, but it grew on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
Cask RA. Dark brown colour. A well balanced beer. Dark fruits and caramel in the taste. Also some maltiness. A beer I liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
Cask, Melton Fest 07. Deep red brown with no head. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate malts. Quite vinous with slightly earthy, smoky notes. Flavours are malty and rich and quite dry. Vinous fruiit with plain chocolate bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
Cask Mill, Cambridge. Disappointing vinegary mess. I think the pub must take the blame for this. Will re-rate when I find a better one

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2006
Dover Beer Festival. Integrated hop-soaked dark premium bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2006. Reddish copper colour. Quite dry. Flavours are mainly dry malt with some caramel, berry fruit and a smattering of earthy hop. Quite nice balance. Solid stuff but nothing really distinctive here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Cask @ Dover Festival 06: Ruby amber with a lovely tan head. Sweet toffee. A little thin though. Balanced. Nice caramel notes in the nose.

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