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Durham Evensong

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4816) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A gushing chestnut pour with a billowing light tan head; earthy, nutty aroma; sweet, earthy, malt taste; and a pleasant earthy bitterness before a sweet demerara sugar finish. More an Old Ale than an ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
Very gassy ale lots of head rich ruby pour aromas citrus lemon strong salt air note sweet malt berries toffee cherries the flavours earthy rich hops toffee citrus cherry orange lemon mild bitter love these ales the finish best tastes earthiness hops rich malts bitter finish nice ale

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11581) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at Cardinal. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, hop, apple, bread. Flavour is malt, hop, apple, bread, toffee, dried fruits, nuts. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OwainTurner (372) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
A very very nice beer! I was not expecting as much (Camra often does not inspire). Very tasty brew. A rich ans fruity beer. Om nom.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14626) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle, at Cardinal. An unclear, dark amber colored beer with a dense, two-finger sized off-white to light beige head. The aroma has toffee, bread and nut notes, with some dried fruits. There’s some bitterness in the flavor, with the same maltyness known from the aroma dominating. Nuts, caramel and bread crust. Full to medium body, a bit high carbonation level. A quite tasteful one, but it gives me nothing. Too boring, but sort of sessionable. 140627

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1615) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Whistlestop Wines in Saltburn. Pours ruby with a cram head. The taste is fruity malt and spiciness from the hops. Some toffee notes. A very traditional tasting beer. Not bad, but not very exciting either.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4813) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery, shared with AshtonMcCobb. Pours dark red-brown, very thin off-white head. Aromas of dried fruit, cake mix, toffee. Taste is nutty, more dark stone fruit - almost prunes, Ash says - chewy, long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - dark brown with a decent head. Some red chinks. Nose - cake and dried fruit. A bit dry. Taste - almost prunes, more cake and generally a lot more generous than the nose. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a dry balanced finish. Overall - yep, good premium bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1406) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
schuimkroaat (424) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
50 cl bottle, ’bbe’ 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.


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