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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2008
Whoa - the Evensong doesn’t travel so well - upon opening, it spews forth. Quickly pouring the bottle (in New Zealand), it is a cloudy brown with a foamy off white head. The nose is good though, floral and malty, with hints of stone fruits - very warming. I think the palate has been thrown around too much in the travel, but the mouthfeel is bitter and full. The malt flavours are somewhat earthy, with tobacco. In the finish, the malty becomes more bready with a lingering fruity hop bitterness. A shame to not be drinking it in the UK, where I am sure its performance would have been better, but I can still sense what made it a Champion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9780) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark brown colour with a ruby hue; huge foamy beige head; nice lace; subtle aroma of toasted malts, caramel and prune; solid carbonation, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness; aftertaste of ashes and prune - unusual and deeply interesting

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
Thorups, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 130608. Amber with small white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Flavor is well balanced of hops malt sweetness and a sour tone.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
Bottle conditioned at Cockney’s Pub, Århus
Dark amber to chestnut color, with a thin head. The aroma is maybe too simple. The flavor is solid, a straight Bitter, with strong caramel flavor and strong bitterness; maybe not exciting, but back to basics.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a fully diminished white head. Aroma is mild breadish. Flavour is mild breadish and dry hoppy with a mild spice note. Breadish dry finish.6-3-6-3-13=3.1

From cask at Three Judges. Pours golden deep amber to to brown with a small light tan head. Mild breadish and roasted malt aroma. Smooth and slight chocolate like. Vibrant caramelish dark flavoured with a light chocolate note and bit of liqourice. Light sweetness slowly appearing to an otherwise solid biter and roasted brew. Smooth roasted malty finish. Lovely.7-4-8-4-16=3.9

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle at Thorups Cellar in Århus. Clear dark nutbrown - offwhit head. Nyutty, red berries, caramel, high malty, sweetness, nice hoppy, chocolate, grassy. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
0,5 l bottle, shared with neighbour Kjetil, who bougth it in Cardiff. Brown color, nice beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, with hints of smoke. Flavor is roasted and sweet malt, with some hops and fruit. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14132) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Ruby with thin tan head. Decent toasty malts, some fruit. Pretty decent, lovely juicy malts, good finish. Good mouthfeel, nice ginger. Good ESB.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark reddish-brown with a tight off-white head. Aroma is strong fruit, earthy cellar, and light hops. Taste is roasty, toasty malts that fade to an astringent, herbal dry finish. Some cinnamon/cloves as well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle from open all hours. Aroma is slightly tart fruit, grassy, smelly old cellar. Taste is bitter, pale malts, slightly iodine. Alright, but a million miles from an old ale.


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