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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2052) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 11, 2012
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle
Dark brown ruby, clear, large frothy off white head, some lacing
Aroma of light dark fruits, soft spicy hops and light caramel malts
Taste of dark caramel, light spicy english hops, soft bitter hops, bready malts, light dark fruits - raisins and soft dark toffee.
Soft carb, medium body, soft mouthfeel, quite creamy. Finish as main flour, light bitter spicy hop finish
Overall - Good tasting bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1821) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Hazy amber brown sugar appearance, sweet caramel spice aroma. Quite carbonated, lighter body than the aroma suggests. More caramel flavour with a slight metallic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3291) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle: Aroma of malt with roasted malt components, caramel, bread and a bit of fruit. Ruby red color, beige head. Flavor is malty, caramel with hop bitterness. Light bitter, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle at the NWAF, Manchester. Poured a clear amber with a large off white head. Aroma is malts, sweetness. Flavour is treacle, more malts, nice bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle 50 cl, Westholme Stores. Pours clear ruby mahogany with a nice tanned head. Aroma is malty, bready, a bit sweet and fruity. Flavor follows the aroma, bitter too. Finishes malty and bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (6508) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Medium old penny copper colour, brief almond head. Aroma is pretty weak reall-- some breadcrust and caramel, not much alse. Palate is dark caramel with light fruity accents, finish is brief and bitter with a faint metallic note. Just okay for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1344) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in October 2005. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Fruity malt aromas sharp on the nose. Silky smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a fiery digestive biscuit base with strong overtones of redcurrants and pink grapefruit. Strong spicy hop prickle gives a slightly dry almost woody aftertaste. Finish is sweet, malty and smooth with juicy red winegum notes present. An excellent session ruby ale and it really reminded me of Caledonian 125 for those who can remember that far back. Well recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4080) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
500ml bottle pours amber in color with about an inch of white head that leaves some really nice thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel with some aromatic hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness with a pleasing hoppy bitterness. A light to medium bodied ale which is full flavoured and was pleasing to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
500mL bottle, pours a dark amber / brown with a beige head (one finger width). Aroma of English malts, nuts, caramel and some slightly tart fruits. Flavour of butterscotch, English malts, toasted nuts and slight roasted notes. Decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
500 ml. from Presario. I expected more balance, instead recieved a fresh bottle that was mostly lagerish. A little bitterness, a tad above average mouthfeel. Drinkability was OK, but this is a common beer and nothing to seek out of interest.


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