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

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


gwoodin's rating

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, - SEP 7, 2012
An interesting bottled beer. Gentle flavours. Slight cherry taste. Ruby appearance. Worth trying.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (237) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Dark red and cloudy, minimal head. Hoppy aroma. Dark and malty flavor with strong mineral undertones. Rather bitter. Finish is short and fizzy. Not overly complex, but tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (349) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Pours ruby red, slightly hazy. Creamy head, but dissipates quickly. Malt, caramel, damp earth, vanilla in aroma. Medium bitter, roasty and mineral. Medium-full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A gushing chestnut pour with a billowing light tan head; earthy, nutty aroma; sweet, earthy, malt taste; and a pleasant earthy bitterness before a sweet demerara sugar finish. More an Old Ale than an ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3484) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
Very gassy ale lots of head rich ruby pour aromas citrus lemon strong salt air note sweet malt berries toffee cherries the flavours earthy rich hops toffee citrus cherry orange lemon mild bitter love these ales the finish best tastes earthiness hops rich malts bitter finish nice ale

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11921) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at Cardinal. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, hop, apple, bread. Flavour is malt, hop, apple, bread, toffee, dried fruits, nuts. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OwainTurner (379) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
A very very nice beer! I was not expecting as much (Camra often does not inspire). Very tasty brew. A rich ans fruity beer. Om nom.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle, at Cardinal. An unclear, dark amber colored beer with a dense, two-finger sized off-white to light beige head. The aroma has toffee, bread and nut notes, with some dried fruits. There’s some bitterness in the flavor, with the same maltyness known from the aroma dominating. Nuts, caramel and bread crust. Full to medium body, a bit high carbonation level. A quite tasteful one, but it gives me nothing. Too boring, but sort of sessionable. 140627

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1782) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Whistlestop Wines in Saltburn. Pours ruby with a cram head. The taste is fruity malt and spiciness from the hops. Some toffee notes. A very traditional tasting beer. Not bad, but not very exciting either.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery, shared with AshtonMcCobb. Pours dark red-brown, very thin off-white head. Aromas of dried fruit, cake mix, toffee. Taste is nutty, more dark stone fruit - almost prunes, Ash says - chewy, long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3552) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - dark brown with a decent head. Some red chinks. Nose - cake and dried fruit. A bit dry. Taste - almost prunes, more cake and generally a lot more generous than the nose. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a dry balanced finish. Overall - yep, good premium bitter.


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