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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. Clear brown orange red beer with a thin beige head. Some spicy almost rye like aroma. Good malts good red fruit. The willamette hops are both fruity and peppery. Yes a pretty good malty beer with a decent whack of hops on the finish. I’d been waiting to have something from this brewery that I really enjoyed for some time and this seems to deliver a beer I like. Small touch of diacetyl on the aroma as it warms up or is that caramel? Anyway it works ok in this beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gruberm (314) - - APR 5, 2013
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnomey55 (3) - Streatham Hill, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013 does not count
Loved this... perfect amount of carbonation and a full on flavour without being overpowering or too bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dashimus (213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a red copper with a thin, moderately lived white head. Aroma is mostly caramel with some toasted bread. A few hints of dark fruits, toffee and malts. Taste is initially sweet with a moderately drawn out bitterness. Surprisingly medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle, from Budgens N5 area, at JF’s Calcutta Cup mini tasting - 02/02/13. Clear copper/chestnut brown with reddish hues and a thin off white head. Nose is candied sugars, toffee, berry fruits. Taste comprises caramel malt, biscuit, toffee, summer fruits, sugars. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A decent enough drop !

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2013
(cask@Catford Bridge Tavern, SE London) Reddish/amber in colour with a small head. Aroma/taste of caramel malt, pine and a little spice and sweet fruit on the palate with a bitter finish. Bit watery in body for my liking, but still overall not bad though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1046) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Aroma: Caramel, pine, leather and brown sugar.

Appearance: Murky mahogany body with a large off-white head that holds well. Good lacing.

Taste: Very hoppy but balanced by sweet malt flavours. Maple syrup, toffee and pine resin with a subtle plum note. Bitter finish.

Palate: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.

Overall: Impressive balance between sweet and bitter flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of pineapple, caramel, treacle. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2012
[330ml bottle, Drinkmonger, Edinburgh] Slightly hazy raspberry red pour with a quickly-diminishing head. One of the first bottles to reach Scotland. Slightly tangy, spicy pine aroma. Leathery caramel on the flavour, with a slightly bitter yeasty far aftertaste. Decent enough though, like the piney woodyness [26102012]

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 January 2012 Snooty Fox. Big malt - roasty, toasty and sweet, with hints of oak and cobwebs. Well balanced with hops. Good. [4.1]
August, 2013 Pommelers Rest. Bags of malty flavour balanced by deep hops. Good. [3.6]


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