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

bottled
common

on tap
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Deep red/black colour, with a strong roast malt nose, and bitter(burnt) malt coffeeish flavour.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2007
Dark brown in colour with small white head. Chemical hop aroma. Chemical hop bitterness, deep hidden caramel. Ho Hum!!!!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1473) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
Sweet malt hop aroma. Clear brown colour with good head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with honey. Flat palate thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma is good and hoppy. Taste is a little bit of roast malt and some hops. A bot of caramel too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Bottle, 5.0%. Nice and sweet fruit aroma. Almost clear dark brown colour. Light brown head leaving nice lace. The flavour is roasted and sweet with a good, solid bitterness. 6 3 7 3 14

ÅBF08. Good roasted malty flavour. Dark chestnut colour. Good hop aroma. 6 3 6 3 14

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1759) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2006
Massive rocky head and heavy lacing. Dark ruby red in colour; almost chocolate brown. Light chocolate on the nose with a subtle metallic note. More chocolate to taste, more pronounced than on the bouquet, and some roast fills the palate out. Very porter like with the flavours. The fizz progressively settles and the flavours become gradually more pronounced as the beer warms up. Not a bad drop and done well for the style. Needs to be served at room temp to show its best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of chocolate. Sweet malty bitter flavor with some hints of chocolate. Long malty bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Dark ruby brown coloured with a thick beige head. Dark fruit and malty aroma. Fruity and malty flavour; some sweetness and a nice bitter finish. A few other things going on; some chocolate, some smokiness. Dry to astringent, medium bodied. Nice, but I was expecting better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle conditioned. A deep red beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of both fruit and nuts. The flavor is sweet malty again with notes of fruit, but also caramel and a light note of flowers from the hops, before a quite bitter end sets in.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 6, 2006
Cask, GBBF 06. Thin tan head on a dark brown ale. Minimal aroma, some malts there. Slightly metallic bitter taste, slightly sweet. Carbonation in the mouth, coating and lasting sweetness. A little earthiness.


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