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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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4274) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle. Golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is well hopped and yeasty, and the flavour is slightly grassy, very well hopped, bitter and roasted. Overall a disappointingly flavoured beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4642) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2009
500ml bottle from Waitrose, Andover. Gold with a compact white head; sweet grainy aroma with a hint of grapefruit; shewy malt flavours, syrupy sweet with a touch of citrus fruit; fruity finish. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8251) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Aromas are sweet grain and grapefruit with spices oranges and yeast. Hoppy. Flavours are soft malts with yeast. Sweetened oranges and lemons. Has a gentle hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, old malt, dusty, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (070808)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sigmund (5258) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Golden colour. So-and-so grainy aroma, hints of basement and butterscotch. Caramel and some fruitiness in the flavour, fairly bland. Drank it too warm though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20812) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity and quite grassy. Flavour is grassy, grainy, toffeeish and also has some mild sour wooden notes. Wood and rotten fruits in the rather longlasting bitterish finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with floral hops. Sweet fruity flavor with hoppy and caramel notes. Ends mild bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
500ml bottle. Golden yellow with a good white bubbly head. Yeasty aroma and a hoppy finish. Iím in agreement with harrisoni on this, itís good but nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9464) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 500ml bottle (5:3:7:3:11=2.9)
Mashy beer aroma. Slightly vegetably taste, but a pleasant bitter finish.
Rerate: Cask (Market Porter, London)
6 Sweet mashy aroma
3+ Rich gold, bready head
6 Simple bitter. Malty primarily
3 Soft palate, carbonation low. Late finish has fresh green hops
12 A bit dull at first, but a OK bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2007
Cask gravity at Kent BF. Gold, bubbly white head. Bit yeasty on aroma. Some citrus hops. Itís a fairly standard citrusy bitter. Fine, if not outstanding.


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