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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: 66   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London. A mid brown beer with a white head, A fruity but fairly dry bitter. Bready malts. A thin aroma. The taste is fruity. Easy to drink and sessionable but a bit leightweight.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17211) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2012
Cask gravity @ Battersea BF 2012. Pours a slightly hazy reddish copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter earthy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2110) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Cask at Battersea beer festival 2012. A copper coloured pour with a small white head on top. Fruity aroma. Tastes fruity, malty, some caramel and slightly bitter. It is OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2630) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
On gravity at the brewery open day. Now named Diamond Geezer. Sultanas and a hint of plum jam and grass on the nose. On the tongue it’s nutty and sweetish, with hints of pecan pie and a faint note of liquorice, the latter lasting into the bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ladnewton (1462) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
Cask at the Southampton Arms on 1st November 2011. Dark reddish copper with very little head/lacing. Aroma sweet with berries. Fruity liquid - sweetish berries, some pungency and floral hop. Finish bittersweet but I found bitterness somewhat lacking. Light bodied; mouthfeel smooth, light, watery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11631) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2011
Cask at the London Brewers Showcase 2011. Pours dark red with a foamy, bubbly white head. Toast and ripe fruit on the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, big toasted malt character, some dark fruits, pumpernickel bread. Some mild, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Ripe and slightly tangy fruits in the finish, toast, light caramel. Not bad.


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