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Brewed by By The Horns
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle; Regular.

Style: Red
Cask/Keg/bottle abv: 4.9%
Available: 9 gallon firkin, 30 litre kegs and 330ml bottles

A big bold, in your face, malty beer! A touch of sweetness to start, nuttiness to follow and hoppy-ness to finish. Give it a little time and let this beer develop and tantalise those taste buds with its powerful and delectable kick of Willamette hops. A complex copper coloured fusion of distinction. There’s a lot going on with this cheeky little beer, so take your time and sup it up.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1560) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Aroma: light caramel malts, some fruits, bit grassy. Appearance: dark amber, small white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: getting very bitter very quickly Overall: OK ESB, maybe a bit too bitter for me. Pint at the Cat & Canary, Canary Wharf.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11264) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Thanks bigbro. Pours clear red to chestnut with a large, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, red berries, mild chocolate. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good crisp malts, chocolate, red berries, a bit grainy. Quite bitter lingering finish. A bit of yeasty off-notes. Good though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (534) - - MAR 21, 2014
Very chocolatey aroma. Medium brown appearance. Creamy and smooth. Bitter tasting with hints of chocolate and caramel. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
Cask during london vacation. Copper color with no head. Aroma of toast, caramel, burnt sugar, fruit, apple must and some sweat. Tast is bitter, a bit burnt, toast, ash, soap and some faint smoke notes

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5015) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is malt and light red berry fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a spicy pepper hop bitter light barnyard palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This isn’t half bad. I’m not a red ale fan (bad experience with that horrible Murphy’s stuff) but this was great. I love drinking back in the UK and this is one of the reasons why!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Lord Clifton, a pub in Birmingham, on 8th Feb 2014. Red hue to this clear copper coloured beer, a thinning white head sat on top. Slightly more malts in the nose than hop aromas: fruity and semi-sweet with a mild citrus bitterness in there somewhere. The taste was also a mixture of flavours, again with the malts just being the dominant factor. Traces of wood and nut flavours mingled with the light malts and fruitiness. Quite a pleasant blend. Medium body depth and with enough flavour to hide the alcohol nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Nice clear red, small loose head. Clean fresh bitter hop aroma. Taste also has clear hops ,whole cones, dusty and resiny. Thinnish palate. soft carbonation. Finish dry and drying. Great hops, nice for a reddish ale, normally reds I don’t like.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (3460) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Nutty brown color, thin white head. Nutty, slightly herbal aroma, some sweat. Flavor has nuts, mild ashy notes, caramel and smoke. Dry finish. Like licking a paper.

- beerbasher/winphone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7428) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. Clear dark red colour with a tiny off-white head. Dry wood, dry nuts, dry paper, mild malt and a touch of hops in the aroma. The flavour is also dry but with a truck load of hoppy bitterness... maybe some malt there too. Unbalanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4019) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festval 2014

Pours amber reddish with a bubbly head. Aroma of caramely malts, hints of berries, toffee and fruits. Taste is malty, nutty and slightly bitter with notes of berries, toffee and caramel. Finish is light, slightly watery and nutty with hints of berries.


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