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Durham Evensong

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


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Cask; Permanent. Also available bottle conditioned.
Evensong is a rich ruby coloured 20C English bitter. Based on an original recipe from 1937 this beer captures the flavour of its time. Goldings and Fuggles hops combine with darker malts to give a traditional English character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1146) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
From bottle at Cardinal 08.10.14, in company with with JMF and OWK. Muddy brown. Beige head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate and berries. Same taste, combined with good bitterness. High carbonation. Fine drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
50 cl bottle, íbbeí March 2016. Oxidised copper colour, veiled, minimal light beige head. Nose - the best part of it: apples, caramel, cake, dark bread, fortified wine. The initial sweet, velvety taste and mouthfeel, reminiscent of a fresh cake last for a couple of seconds and then flow into a less pleasant harsh dry, burnt-bitter aftertaste. Inviting, but still missing a kind of point somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gim (8) - POLAND - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Bottled - donít know bottling date, but I guess itís quite fresh. Aroma: porter-like roasting, fruity notes, pleasant. Clear, brown with ruby hints. Head slightly brown and delicate. Bitter and medium sweet. Rather soft carbonation, nice bitter lasting finish. Iím not sure why, but Iíve actually expected sweeter beer. It was pleasant surprise. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1045) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep ruby, with a huge off-white head (I suspect this one has been shaken up somewhere in transport), which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Toffee and burnt caramel malt mix with restrained honeysuckle and leafy hops notes to create the aroma. Fruity, spicy hops up front lead through a floral flavour into a rich toffee malt body. Stewed fruits and spice come through in the finish. I love a good bitter, and this one is a fine example, with restrained English hops character and a good malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5595) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2014
ambrato carico discreta schiuma toffee lieve fruttato kiwi erbaceo lieve citrico discreto amaro buona nota maltata

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8747) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Hazy orange color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly grainy, a touch of coffee, nicely bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4249) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle @ joes. Brown colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells sweet, alcohol. Tastes sweet, malts, raisins. Medium body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crward77 (1) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
Dark, deep red/brown ale with a tan head. Satisfying aroma of caramel. Light and easy to drink, mild carbonation with fruity and roasted caramel/toffee notes. Finishes with a pleasant tang. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Cask (Bridge Tavern, Newcastle) - Dark brown with red tinges. Raisins, roasted malt and a hint of cocoa in the aroma. Roasted and fruity taste with raisins and cocoa standing out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle from Kris Wines. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is dry yeast and malt. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a hoppy malt palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Fine for a session.

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