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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
On cask at Lady Grey’s, Newcastle. Pours a dark red colour with a light tan head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, treacle and yeast. Similar flavours with a fair alcohol hum. Cream mouth-feel and a raisiny alcohol linger.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2060) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
Poured out a dark hazelnut colour, clear with a thumb thick off white head that fizzles down quickly. The aroma is fairly mild with its caramel, pepper, light herb, mineral, salt... interesting - is this supposed to smell like this? That is a real interesting and unique aroma. Nice hoppy (English of course) flavour backed by a mineral and spice kick, unsweet caramel, old grey wood, tart dryness, yeast and maybe an orange rind lingering near the end. More of a burnt quality comes out near the bottom along with a more defined hard bitterness that does not last strongly on the after taste. I’m not quite growing to like this enough. Not flat. Very drying. Maybe one wasn’t enough but with a Mikkeller peering at me that sure the hell ain’t gonna happen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle. Best before April 2013 seems like a long time for a Bitter. Dark copper with a very thick lasting brown head. Mild nose has hints of earth and wood with a trace of spice. Has a strong dark malt flavour with some dark spice and hop notes. Kind of reminds me of a mix of a hoppy Bitter and a Mild. An easy drinker with the malt, spice and some dark caramel notes building through the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
500ml brown bottle. Pours dark brown with nice ruby highlights. Tan head, good sized. Malty nose, some brown sugar, caramel. Flavour has chewy dark malt, dryish, some dark chocolate bitterness. Some dark fruit character. Light hops in the finish, some light earh, some mineral character, some roast malt.. Dryish finish, light bitterness. Medium body, soft carboantion. Lovely.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled (BC)@Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is quite bitter fruity and floral. Flavour is fruits, some floral notes, mild yeasty and sweet maltyness as well. Rather carbonated, but otherwise smooth and nice. Some rather vegetably notes start to show once it warms up a bit.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blairgus (2534) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
bright ruby colour, relatively clear smells like stank farmyard. actually a bit of manure. stank malt. not a fan.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
500ml bottle from Drink of Fulham, drunk 11th July 2010. Chestnut in colour with a persistent beige head. Nose has a bit of spice but is mainly musty and old. Taste has some fruitiness, mainly toffee & toasted malt. Rather soapy too. Clings to the mouth. Medium bodied. Overall I was really disappointed with this as I’d been so impressed by the Benedictus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2010
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of fruits like cherry with some caramel with nutes. The taste is some sweet of fruits and bitters op hops. A little alcohol. The aftertate is a little sweet with bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2010
23 Oct 2006 - Sweet malt & spicy hop tinged, with choc malt aroma. Darkbrow-black colour, ordinary head and lacing. Complex broad hop and light malt flavour. Lingering hop and light sweet malt finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2009
Cask @ 3 Judges. Amber colour, tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and fruits. Flavour of toasted malts, dark fruits, sour fruits. Sour finish.


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