Brewed by Butts
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hungerford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

Hoppy and well balanced without being sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Golden pour. Aroma of bread, hop and caramel malt. Taste was similar except some mild grass, fruit and roast. It was ok. Again it was in my neighbors cooler so I sampled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
[500ml bottle (from Millets Farm Shop, nr Abingdon) that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Light amber with a large off-white head and a slight fizz. Heavily sedimented. Lemon, malt and hay with a decent bitterness. A little creaminess in the finish. Decent enough bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours copper with a white head. Smells earthy with some biscuity hints. Tastes of tea, some earthy hints, light spice. Bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Light bready aroma. Copper-orange with a light fluffy head. Light bitterness, very refreshing. Notes: Cask at GBBF ’10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Had this at the Ring O’ Bells in Hinton Blewitt. I remember this beer quite fondly as a very nice example of a lovely ESB. Of course my judgment is quite pleasantly clouded by memories of a lovely barmaid and a charming country pub. Serving: Cask

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
From cask at Market porter. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy and sligh peachy. Smooth fruity and crisp citrusy. Bitter and slight citrusy. Ends dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
23rd April 2010. On tap at the Rake. Clear gold beer. No head. Low carbonation. Dry palate. Fresh fruity grapefruit and a dash of orange. Finishes dry. Standard stuff but it’s okay!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2010
cask - Pours oglden with a small, lingering head. It’s a nicely balanced brew with mild bitterness, bready malt, and a dry finish. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
Cask handpull, The Garrick’s Head, Bath. Bronze under a white swirl. Generous hop citrus, breakfast juice and dung aroma; some choc and orange oil once we went outside. Orange and grapefruit, a little husky malt and biscuit. Thick with balance and condition. Good. (blind rate later in the evening at The Raven)...Dusty yellow with a foamy white lid. Jam and wood aroma with gooseberry; lime and dung breaking through. Brittle with nut husk bitterness, herbal citrus, maybe celery, biscuit. MOR. Octo made me drink a pint and a half of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (6852) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2009
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Amber in colour. Sulphuric aroma with malt and fruit. Fruity and slightly bitter taste with caramel and spicy malt. I remember it being better than this. I’ll try to rate it again in future.

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