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Burton Bridge Hearty Ale

Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - November to January.

A stronger version of the very popular Golden Delicious

Colour: Pale
Nose: Hoppy
Taste: Fruity with a well balanced aftertaste
Hops: Challenger with Styrian as a late copper hop
Malt: Pale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2099) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Golden amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of biscuit and tangerine. Taste is biscuit malts, fruit, pepper and some tangerine again. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at The Wellington,Birmingham.Amber pour with small white head.Subdued aroma of malt.Malt in the taste.Reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012)
Gold. Not much aroma - some minerals. Thin and watery. Thereís even something a bit chemical about it. I suspect Iím not a huge fan of the water this is made from.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Cask in the Market Porter. Alround rating: Pale sweeter malt, the yeast is fairly fruity and a bit earthy, the beer uitself is a bit hazy and seems slightly unclean, its also lacking sulphur which isnt a bad thing coming from burton, the finish has little hop but it remains fairly balanced. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2009
Small white head. Orange slightly hazy body. Fruity caramel toffee aroma, quite faint. Dry-sweetish floral roasty caramel taste, very harmonic and quite strong, with straw notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel, faintly oily. Mid-bodied. Dry floral straw and wooden caramel aftertaste. Lovely! Could drink this all day. (0.25l cask, The Carpenterís Arms, Marble Arch, London.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Mid gold with a small head. Floral hop aroma. Some malt in the taste. Mid to strong bitter finish. Itís OK, but donít go searching for it. 21.12.09 Dusty straw aroma with some chipboard. Oaty biscuit taste. Mid bitter finish. Quaffing Santa on the pumpclip, but it doesnít seem particularly seasonal. Rated:5,3,5,4,10:2.7 30.12.10. Same location.Underarm malt aroma with straw. Very sweet and malty with grain. Bit too direct. Rated:5,3,5,4,11:2.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Re-rate, cask, White Post Inn, Stanley Common, Derbyshire. So much better; lighth flowery notes with dry malty backbone, assured bittering finish. Original rate 2.4, Cask at Criterion, Lecester, RB crawl 2005. Who will save me from these average ales? Hearty my arse. Burton Bridge ought to know better - stunningly average, no edge to make it worthy of a tag like Hearty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2005
Fairly pale amber colour. Itís clean enough but thereís not much aroma, not much flavour and not much interest. Itís not unpleasant, just a bit bland. Doesnít come across as 5.0%. Cask (handpump), Criterion, Leicester (RB pub crawl).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10467) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Criterion, Leicester, (RB Crawl). Copper brown beer with no head or condition. Little to be hearty about this, dull lifeless beer with a sludgy malt base and no top notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Criterion - Leicester (RB Leicester Crawl). A copper coloured beer with little aroma to speak of. The taste is dull with a light malt background. Certainly didnít taste hearty to me but I was also drinking a Doppelbock at the time.

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