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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10297) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1958) - Walsall (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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8092) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark brown/ruby coloured with creamy white head. Sweet and fruity with a touch of hops. Nice mouthfeel. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2881) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2003
Ruby red beer with a lightly hopped aroma and flavour. A standard plainly hopped ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1757) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13745) - 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

3.4
   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.


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