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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3515) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
500ml Bottle conditioned: best before Dec 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 27 Nov 2012. Looked impressive: huge tan coloured head on a lovely ruby body with carbonisation bubbles rising through the clear beer. The smell was malts all the way: nutty, chocolatey and toasted brown bread. Flavour wise again the malts rule the tastes: still nutty, but so chocolatey, toasted/roasted biscuits with fruit notes within the biscuit. There is also an undertone of hop bitterness throughout the taste which balances out the semi-sweet malty molasses that are trying to take over completely. Well carbonated and almost ’fizzy’ on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1091) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
500ml bottle from the Crafty Pint Darlington Market. Dark amber brown colour, frothy tan head with a roast malt chocolatey aroma. Taste is tangy dry malt, chocolate, smokey notes, earthy. Medium bodied, oily mouth feel, some bitterness and residual sweetness. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Brown pour with a beige head. Raisin and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, dark fruit and raisin flavour. Long dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
this is a pretty good British session ale. beautiful light Ruby body with a thick creamy yellow head.the nose is a light and mildly Hopped with an aroma of light citrus. Easy Drinking with a mile bitterness and light caramel malt. Overall very session able.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
An interesting bottled beer. Gentle flavours. Slight cherry taste. Ruby appearance. Worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdgmartin (5) - Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
Fantastic ruby ale. Creamy head. Plenty of alcohol hit, more than the 5% would have you think. Treacle and mollasses. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1350) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
500ml bottle - a lovely beer. Pours a deep ruby - nearly black - with a thick white head which lasts throughout. Nice smoky aroma, with hints of burnt cereal. Nice earthy bite with a good mouth feel and an after taste of toast. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2012
50cl bottle, batch 2279, BB 07/2013. Rubis, col épais crémeux beige. Arôme malté léger sur des notes grillées, houblon reste en retrait et léger bouquet fruité. Palais malt léger, fruité et épicé, pointe de caramel et malt foncé léger, profile est houblonné typique anglais pour une amertume moyenne. Le tout présente un léger profile fruité noirs rappelant la prune et cerise.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 4/7/2012. Reddish brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and berry fruit aroma. Flavour was similar with a gently bitter finish. Fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (930) - ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Deep dark ruby with thin tan head. Nose is berries - blackberries. Hint of toffee. In the mouth there's powdered chocolate, more blackberry, grape. Mouth feels just right for this brew and the finish is sweet with a hint of bitter. Rather nice.


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