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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.


SarkyNorthener's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1955) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; copper pour with off white head, malt aroma, quite sweet tasting a bit jammy a bit malty ok ESB.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8726) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4532) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Cask at the Claude du Vall (JDW), Camberley. Deep golden amber with a thin cream head; malty aroma with a hint of spice; soft malty taste that leaves the mouth dry; and some warming alcohol to finish. A pleasant pint.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2879) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear brown, good off-white head, minimal toffee malt aroma, toffee flavour, hint of berry fruits, sweet, very easy to drink

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1756) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2013
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured a copper-brown with a creamy off-white, mostly lasting head. Good bittersweet character with resin, grassy hops, some grapefruit and citrus, yeast and biscuity malts. Medium-ish body, modestly lingering finish, soft mouthfeel. A nice ESB with a subtle spice component thrown in for good measure. Plenty of character and highly quaffable, despite getting on a bit in ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (693) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
On tap at The Gooseberry Bush, Nottingham. Dark chestnut ale with an initial sweetness like marzipan but settles down to a bittersweet ale. Deceptively light - can’t call it a session ale due to the ABV but it tastes like one. Very smooth mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - 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.


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