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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: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (3081) - 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 (6588) - Helsinki, 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 (3683) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is sweetish with caramel tones, some fruits and candy. Flavour has bready malt, some berry tones, nuts and some slightly sour woody tones. Dry finish with some gooseberry bush and bready malt. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is clear light copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dryness, caramel and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Reddish-Brown in colour. Hoppy; decent hop bite; grassy hops. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Malty; lightly roasted malts, caramel, hint of chocolate. Moderately bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from Chez Bruce. Chestnut red pour with a small beige head which disappears to leave no lacing. Nose has plenty of lime peel and sweet citric fruits behind the toasted malts and sharp toffee. Taste has loads of toffee and is quite earthy. Loads of zest right on the finish. Very tangy. Not bad for the style

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1889) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2013
Cask @ Black Heart, Camden, London. Malty, buttery aromas. Pours red with some off white head. Malty, caramel, nutter, toffee, spicy flavours. Medium body, flat carbonation, oily texture. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3636) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Minimally piney, hoppy aroma, malty basis with a nuttily touch. Taste is initially minimally sweet malty with a nuttily touch, later more and more dry to bitter hoppy; in the finish again nuttily malty. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10827) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, caramel, little bread, medium bitter, medium sweet, little pine and a little grapefruit.


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