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


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1652) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4356) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2009
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 27 Nov 2009) Dark reddish brown colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, prunes and a touch of coffee. Malty taste with dark bread, prunes, raisins, wort and spicy hops in a fairly dry finish. More than medium body. Nice and well balanced old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, dark berry, dried fruit, light roasted nad chocolate, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20091104]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10703) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2008
500ml. Bottle conditioned. Champion of Great Britain 2005. Off-white head resting on top of a ruby coloured body. Firm and plain malty aroma. Flavoured with dark sweet malts, dark fruits added a moment of cocoa. Dry bitter endnotes. Medium bodied (11.08.2008).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11500) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18103) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39114) - 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

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