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

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
7th December 2013
Clear dark brown - red - amber beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, airy and slightly crisp. Smooth malt wit a little light airy cream. - semi dry. A whisper of something dark in the malt. Light citric hops, touch of piney lemon. Lactose malt in the semi dry finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2013
Mørkebrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, frukt og krydder. Smak av malt, frukt, karamell og krydder. Cardinal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2013
Duft av frukter og krydder. Fin brun farge. Lite skum, litt heng langs kant. Fruktig, eike preget smak med noe krydder.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (4733) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff sep-13: vakker rubinfarge med fint skum. Innbydende aroma og en rund, fruktig lettdrikkelig bitterhet. En god ale både før og etter aftensang, men det skal mer til for at jeg får religiøse fornemmelser.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2013
Shared bottle at Cardinal.Pours clear mahogany with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, prunes and fruits. Taste is creamy and smooth, nutty malts, herbs and liquorice, lingering herbal, nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Ruby pour with a frothy tan head and clinging lace. Fruit, syrup aroma. Malt fruit and toffee flavour. Tart tangy finish. Hint smokiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1006) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Well, well. Earlier today, I had been bemoaning the bog-standardness of the Brown English Bitters I’ve had recently, and then the evening brings this: Deep russet pint, with a densely packed off-white head. Plumptious toffee and fruit aroma. Toffee blue fruit, and raisin flavours. Full bodied, chewy, smooth palate, bitter snap in the finish. I was reminded of Double Maxim, whih is a brown ale, which might give you a sterr as to the way this bitter leans. Lovely stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
Bottled. Mild noswe of coffee. Pale brown creamy head. Malty roasty coffeyish taste. Average hops. A nice robust beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
More average brewing from Durham. Shame really. Biscuits with a little bitterness. Not very impressed. Sausage club. Roasties and gravy club. 2 clubs I am a member of. Good clubs those.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (3080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/mahogany with light head of big bubbles. Aromas of wood, brown sugar, and a bit of sour mash. Flavours of burnt sugar, resin, and tobacco. Quite bitter.


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