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Brewed by Chiltern
Style: Bitter
Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The brewery flagship - first brewed in 1982 - the beer takes its name from the numerous beech trees synonymous with the area.
"A hearty and well-rounded beer with a 'nutty' flavour and punch."
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, crystal malt; hops.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1862) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
Cask at Woking beer festival. A good deep brown colour with a thin white thin head. Good hop aroma with a hint of fruit. Lovely biiter aftertaste, a soild round session bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear light to medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, roasted, rubber - gummy burnt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light heavy malt bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (080808)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13671) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Almost clear copper colour. OK hop flavour, teaish and slightly spicy. Good maltiness, too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, hops, some nectar and wood. Flavour is caramel, wood and finish is grassy and quite dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Cloudy golden with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel and malty notes. Sweet flavor with fruit, caramel and toasted malt. Ends sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4598) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2008
Cask at the Shepherds Crook, Crowell. Hazy amber with a thin cream head; sweet and fruity with a slightly bitter finish. Un-interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
Cask@Nottingham Beer Festival 2007. Amber beer with a lightly toffee aroma and a lightly caramel flavour. Overall an average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
Gravity Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 07. Good hop nose and nice malty taste. Well balanced. I really enjoyed this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
A Sim rate (cask at Reading BF): Aroma of rubber and orange. Citric but balanced flavour with hints of lemon and orange. Bitter finish but to be expected. Decent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Amber colour with an off-white head. Fruity malty aroma. Sweet malty fruity flavor with some hints of dark fruits. Malty bitter finish.


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