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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18695) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17337) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (13370) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9939) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Cask at moon under water jdw. Chestnut brown thin off white head. Neutral aroma with some caramel and cotton candy. The malt and hops fight for the fore in this beer. Flavour is a little muddled. Grassy hop finish. Sweetish. Hints of treacle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
Smooth and is a glowing copper coloured ale with a small head. The aroma reveals its strength and there’s some fruits evident here too - same when it comes to its taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

   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.

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