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


on tap

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2006
Massive rocky head and heavy lacing. Dark ruby red in colour; almost chocolate brown. Light chocolate on the nose with a subtle metallic note. More chocolate to taste, more pronounced than on the bouquet, and some roast fills the palate out. Very porter like with the flavours. The fizz progressively settles and the flavours become gradually more pronounced as the beer warms up. Not a bad drop and done well for the style. Needs to be served at room temp to show its best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18587) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of chocolate. Sweet malty bitter flavor with some hints of chocolate. Long malty bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1963) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Dark ruby brown coloured with a thick beige head. Dark fruit and malty aroma. Fruity and malty flavour; some sweetness and a nice bitter finish. A few other things going on; some chocolate, some smokiness. Dry to astringent, medium bodied. Nice, but I was expecting better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle conditioned. A deep red beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of both fruit and nuts. The flavor is sweet malty again with notes of fruit, but also caramel and a light note of flowers from the hops, before a quite bitter end sets in.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 6, 2006
Cask, GBBF 06. Thin tan head on a dark brown ale. Minimal aroma, some malts there. Slightly metallic bitter taste, slightly sweet. Carbonation in the mouth, coating and lasting sweetness. A little earthiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2006
Poured ruby brown with a frothy beige head. The aroma showed some sweet tropical fruits and a bit of earth. Some shallow bitterness, but really not much depth of flavour. The bitterness actually gets a bit "nya" if you know what I mean. There’s some smoke in the aftertaste that reminds me a bit of some smoked hickory bbq sauce. A fairly light bodied seems in keeping with the rest of the beer. Standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8092) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle 07-03-06 picked up at House of Fraser Birmingham. Dark ruby coloured beer not much of a head. Initially I have to say I was not overly fussed and wondered how it had won CAMRA champion beer in a bottle 2003 or whatever it stated on the label. But to be fair I found this to be a grower and really rather enjoyed it, I got some quite powerful and very dark chocolate flavours coming to the fore and some nice well balanced roasted maltiness as well. Interesting drinking this straight after a Benidictus which I must say I prefer but I would like to try this on cask.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
Dull ruby red body with an off-white head. Head retention was pathetic which didn’t help the appearance. Dried dark fruit aroma. Thin body but with plenty of flavours, not all that fully balanced, salty, liquorice, meaty, yeasty and some hops on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 19/02/2003 Dark mid brown coloured with some alcohol content. Slightly dry full malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2006
(Bottled) Dark, reddish brown color with a small but persisting head. Earthy, quite (dried-)fruity aroma. Lightly vinous. Very balanced and smooth, fruity flavor with some burned maltiness and a long, mildly bitter finish. Surprisingly some alcohol present, too. Medium-bodied, smoothly carbonated palate. A very decent brew, but nothing that special.

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