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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2006
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 08/08/2002 Amber golden coloured and fruity. Lasting malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Olde Dolphin Innn summer beer festival, Derby. A fairly flavoursome, fruity bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2005
Cask @ The Guide dog, Southampton, UK. Clear amber with white shortlived head. Fruity aroma of pears, peach and grape. Flavour is fresh and fruity up front with a nice grapefruit bitterness lingering in the back. Finishes with a tangy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005
Cask conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton. Fruity citrus start. Good balance and full bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3809) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2004
Bottle from Waitrose, Marlborough, Wilts. Very nice beer. Poured a thickish looking hazy orange, with a little head. Fresh and fizzy on the tongue, with a citrus blast giving way to a delicious bundle of hops in the middle - tangy. Things get slightly watered down on the finish, but this is still an above average hoppy brew.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Very nice apricot aroma. Slightly alcoholic, though. Very watery start. Some smooth butter in middle. Quite bitter finish. Watery and weak palate. Amber colour and low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - FEB 23, 2004
Frothy sticky head from the cask at Wenlock Arms. Nice. Substantial hop character with a clean crisp palate. This was the best of the rounds at Wenlock.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London. Oh what a night :) Little foamy head. Hoppy mild nose. Fruity taste, wholehearted, likely to drink, with a long lasting dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Blonde ale with a large fluffy white head. Fruity blond with a well rounded bitter flavour. Finishes well and is superb condition. Drinking with Yogi, Pivo and their friends Joe and Kelly (Silk was on his way). Our first beer at the Lock just before the doors shut, and a great night was just getting better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2004
The aroma is lovely of oranges and aroma hops. The color is orange and it has no head. The flavor is lightly sweet in the beginning, watery in the middle, but with a good bitter end combined with notes of grass and oil. A very nice beer.


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