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


on tap

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1189) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
330ml bottle, pours clear ruby red with a small head and lively carbonation. Nice malt flavours to start, caramel with hints of chocolate, nicely textured with some earthy dryness, fruity hints and a dash of cola. Well balanced with a short bitter finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6129) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from a trade with Craig. Pours dark red with a frothy white head. Aroma is malty,red ripe fruits as well. Taste is moderate sweet, dark fruits, toasted malts. Light dry and bitter dark fruity end, lingering roasted caramel. Me like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Cask at Wetherspoons Victoria. Pours a dark amber colour with a frothy off white head. Slightly smoky, sweaty, rubbery aroma. Medium body. The odd rubber thing is in the flavour too alongside some toffee and a bit of citrus. It's particularly dry. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6219) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 ambrata discreta schiuma buona persistenza note tostate quasi affumicata buon amaro Bottle ambrato carico buona schiuma buona persistenza note maltate un po tostate caramello una nota di frutta rossa discreto corpo buona nota luppolata leggermente resinosa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white head. Aroma of toasted malts, strong sweet honey and grass. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, some plastic, dry bread, honey and strong resin. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes slightly lingering bitter and resiny. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14447) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, caramel, nuts and hops. Semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2460) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Cask at Port Street, Manchester. Not a bad little beer, but overall a bit too subtle in both the aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Hazy orange, enduring head. Caramel and cheese in smell. Taste is caramel, watery finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 21, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Light unclear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing to lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, vomit, sweet camdy, light roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, candy, smoke - plastic notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
33 cl bottle. BBE 11/2013.
Pours clear dark copper-red color with a large white head. Aroma of nettle, goose berry bush, some caramel malts and fruits. Some piney and resiny notes with mild hay also. The hop profile is quite grassy. Flavor is somewhat malty and nutty, fruity and hoppy bitter taste follows soon after. Can’t quite locate the wheat notes here. Slick malty palate with a bitter fruity finish. Decent.

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