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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular
A strong bitter with a rich brown colour and a strength of 5.2% abv. The full flavour is derived from the recipe of Pale Ale Malt, Torrefied Wheat, Invert Sugar and Roast Barley. The hop blend is from finest English Fuggles and Challenger. The rich raisin character is a result of the fermenttaion of the dark sugars from the Invert sugar & Roast Barley. A palate fullness is another characteristic of this beer.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2005
May, 2005. JDW, Rochester. Red tinged brown. Sweet and juicy - punching well above the 5%. Tasty and satisfying.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2005
Cask@ Crosse Keys: Dark amber with a light tan head. Mild malt aroma. Sweetish malty start with a dry slightly chalky finish. Mild fruity aftertaste. Medium bodied, but lacks character.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Cask conditiones & straight from the barrel (gravity) at The Dolphin (beer fest) in Derby on 25/02/05. Dark brown colour. Dry-ish, well balanced beer. Quite smokey, very nice and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
Cask (gravity) at Olde Dolphin (Derby)Heavyweight Beer Festival 2005. Deep copper, strong and sweet malts, short dry finish, solid stuff if rather unremarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4628) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2005
Darkish looking still beer with a very malty aroma and very malty flavour that is slightly dry. Overall a good malty beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
Cask@Bedford BF. Appleskin and toffee. Grainy. Not too much else going on, fairly short finish, and slightly dull mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2004
Copper colour, with (like the Elgood Barleymead also sampled at the same time) some rather off-putting cereal notes upfront in the aroma. After that, it settles down into a fruity and nutty strong bitter - clean and fairly dry. Overall, solid, but unspectacular. Cask (gravity dispense), Bedford Beer Festival 2004.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2004
(sampled at cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm) Hazy amber, rich long lasting white head. Pears and grassy hops in aroma, hints of ryebread. Starts sweet m,alty of peaches, raspberry stones, lime and toffee. Grassy hoppy finish. Could be nore mature.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 Cask conditioned - Gravity Dispense - Bedford Beer Festival. Just shows how funny this beer tasting thing is. I’ve had this beer plenty of times in the past and noticed good caramel flavours which Joeh notes in his rating. This was the same glass and I got none of that! Instead I found the taste a bit thick fruity and cloying. The aroma also had lots of fruity malt notes. Dark brown coloured. Score 2.8
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.2

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
Cask Conditioned at the Bedford Beer Festival 2004 (Wednesday Session).Strong and fruity beer with plengtly of caramel. Slightly Bitter.


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