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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Wharf House, Oxford. Golden beer with frothy head. Warm smooth fruity beer with orange peel flavours and plummy undertone. Loads of hops, loads of flavour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Light yellow/amber but a milky froth of a head. Hoppy, floral aroma which would strike pleasing notes with many American tasters. Very smooth and oh so creamy. Strong citrus flavors, pink grapefruit, touch of tangerine, but the bitterness, while definite there, is beautifully held in balance in ways that most American brewers of IPAs could only dream of achieving. [This is organic? So the pump-clip says.] Holy cow, I can't believe I'm rating a standard UK cask ale this high...on this night, in this pub, at least, this was a truly outstanding glass of beer. (on tap, Hobgoblin, Oxford)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2002
A good Sunday morning breakfast: a cold, damp, slightly greasy marmalade on toast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2002
Amber; fruity, good foresty hops; slight toastiness. Interesting bottled English ale.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DartingTrough99 (1) - - SEP 25, 2001 does not count
This ale is superb! The aroma still reminds me of the first time I tried it. It’s a warm fruity ale, that has a great ’afters’. The Brewery is small but very friendly. They don’t have a huge area of coverage, but if you see this in a pub, try it. You will not be dissapointed.


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