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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown with lasting, beige, bubbly head. Quite malty, nutty, tobacco, nicely bitter, medium bodied, nice ale - but far from the best durham ale imo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4221) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2005
Bottled. Dark brownish black beer with a light head. The aroma is slightly roasted and coffee and the flavour is reasonably dry and slightly chocolatey. Overall quite a basic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2005
Bottled. Deep ruby coloured. This is a nice well-hopped ale with some very nice herbal notes. Also some fruitiness. Dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark, orangey brown, hazy almost opaque with a handsome, creamy, beige and surprisingly stable head. Scent of caramel and hard roasted malt with the same characteristica in the flavour. Dry, bitter finish. Interesting. 050805

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle conditioned from Open All Hours, Keswick. Nice to get a darker one from Durham. Ruby with rocky head. Spicy aroma with fruit and oak. Medium mouthfeel. Pleasing slightly sour finish. Unusual and well crafted.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2005
Bottled. Mahogany colour. Medium sweet, light-medium bodied, clean mouthfeel. Lightly roasty. Inky, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2004
Bottled. Deep, deep browm with a washy coffee head. Aroma has that ticklingly medicinal quality to it; dusty cough sweets dipped in linctus. Starts thin and sweet, finishes with a deep earthy feel, rounded off with a distant hedgerow fruitiness. Really warming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3856) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
Based on a 1937 receipe Reddish colour with no carbonisation and a full body.Although it is described on the bottle as a bitter I would class it as a very dark bitter with a hint of brown ale thrown in.Nice, different but not outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Very sporadic notes on this one from the Dallas tasting way back when. Seems I thought it smelled like "burning carmel," whatever that means. I noted the flavor was not overly bitter, odd since that's what it's supposed to be. I also noted that this beer was very "smooth" and I surmise that means it had decent mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Purple color; Head lasted a long time; Nose was a bit grapey. Weird woody dryness. Thin too. Sweetness just does not come form the nose to the tongue.


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