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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

Hoppy and well balanced without being sweet


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6354) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2165) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32113) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3604) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (5536) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
golden with a small white head. Weak grainy and biscuit malt aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour with some biscuit malt notes.-

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Rating #3400. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty fruity hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish fruity hoppy finish.


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