Brewed by Canterbury Brewers
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Canterbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Cask and keg uunpasteurised; Occasional
Brewed with Citra and Chinook hops

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14126) - Ashford, Kent, - DEC 2, 2011
Cask handpull at The Foundry Canterbury. So this was getting towards bottom of the barrel but it was still good. Solid spicy rye on aroma good red fruits and then citra and chinook finish. Probably their best beer so far. Really tasty. Lovely hop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Handbottle from cask, provided by harrisoni, fresh from the Foundry, Canterbury. Reddish orange colour. Good firm hop character. Strong bitterness. Very drinkable and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
500 ml bottle purchased from The Tiddly Pomme, Faversham. A clear, amber body with a nice, creamy off-white head. Not particular strong, but pleasant aroma of malt, toast and citric hops. Flavor is sweet, smooth malty, slightly toast and a good fruity bitterness. Fine and balanced body, aftertaste is sweet malty with a good bitterness. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Handbottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, nectary, malty and earthy. Flavour is being rather similar in a nice balance. Also some quite berryish notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matstrange (70) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Fantastic dark red colour on pouring from the bottle but fantastic from the cask too (try it where its made, great little pub!) Has a heavy malt flavour thats very strong but very enjoyable. Definitely worth buying a few bottles to take home!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2537) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a hazy dark amber beer with a nutty and a spicy red fruity flavour, nutty and woody notes with a bitter yet creamy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Red/pink with a thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, dark fruit, molasses, and floral hops. Taste starts with strong bitterness and citrus, followed by floral and hay flavours. Fruity and sweet then a long bitter finish. Thin body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Courtesy of Harrisoni, Cheers Ian. Hazy amber beer, little white head. Smooth palate, smei dry. Nice spicy rye malt. Good bitter orange marmalade hops. Subtle red fruits. Really well joined up and so very very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at the brewery. Clear red amber colour with a lasting thin greyish loose head. Aroma is hedgerow berry, spicy cereal grains and slight solvent. Flavour is spicy hop, big solvent and hot alcohol and biting rough bitterness. Really rough round the edges. Some phenolics in the finish. Medium body and lowish cask carbonation. Not much to like about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Queen’s Head, Rye, Sussex E. Chestnut with cream head. Tricky one this, there was a sour grain flavour about it, toffee, vanilla and a hint of alcohol. Looks like it wasn’t at it’s best, but still drinkable so not returned. Hmmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (357) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask. Appearance is mostly amber with ruby tinges. A foamy half-finger head. Fresh, floral, hoppy aroma. A large amount of bitter hops in the taste, fruity hints, lasting finish, clinging in the mouth. Pretty good.

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