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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15813) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
15th April 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Clear deep amber beer, little off white head. Palate is light and crispy, semi dry. Well integrated sweet malt and fruity hops. Tiny bit of caramel. Sweet orange marmalade, red berry fruits. Finishes minerally crisp. Well joined up and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14016) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
Cask gravity at Dover BF 06. Yeasty, aroma, brown colour and nice hop. Quite good toffee with touch of smoke. Nice enough

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (11614) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10574) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Hobgoblin, Oxford. Deep amber beer with clinging white head. The best beer of this years Xmas Pub crawl in Oxford. Fruit sweet, blackcurrants, sticky malt and an overlying whisp of aromatic hop. Very nice indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 20/02/13 A ruby coloured beer with a thick white head and lace. Good fruity hops throughout but oversweet malts. Berry aromas. A little shallow in the mouth. Doesn’t carry its ABV. Balanced fruits and malts but overall too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7416) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
The Felix Holt, Nuneaton, 19/01/13. Ruby with a level cream top lining the glass. Oak, slightly Flemish, cranberry, alcohol nose.Very heavy toffee and fudge; red berries, slight sick, spiritous hints, barrel, cocktail with grenadine, drying fruit skin hints. Not cutting it after a zesty half of Saaz single hop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5250) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2006
Dover Beer Festival. Integrated hop-soaked dark premium bitter. Nice.


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