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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal. Available January & February
A full bodied, warming ale of 4.7% ABV. Brewed with well-roasted malts and generous amounts of English hops, for a satisfying finish. The use of wheat malt as well as finest Pale Maris Otter malt results in a rich, full malty flavour. A blend of Fuggles and Goldings hops give good depth to the bitter finish of the beer.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
From cask. Dark red almost black in colour. Head laces well. Little aroma but a pleasant flavour. A decent pint.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2772) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Cask at JDW Arthur Robertson; clear mahogany pour, thin off white head, burnt caramel aroma, roast malt taste with hints of caramel, white pepper, slightly bitter, adequate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10861) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Cask at The Tivoli, JDW, Cambridge. Pours clear, rich gold with a firm, yellow-white cream head. Bready malt nose, light toast. Light to medium sweet flavor, some oddly intense alcohol notes, brown bread, faint toffee, dry berries. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderate sweet finish, toasty bread, faint earth and leaves, semi-ripe fruits, berries, light dry wood. Nothing too wrong with this one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in January 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale mahogany in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Very slight note of warm yeasty bread but very short on the nose. Cracking creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a full maltloaf base with plump juicy raisin fruit present. Citric hop tang noted in the fruity resiny aftertaste. Finish is dry and malty with woody vinous notes and grapefruit pith in this full bodied ESB. Worth seeking out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1882) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Cask@Moonunderwater, Wolverhampton. Dark chestnut beer with thin bubbly head. Slight malt aroma. Taste is caramel, malts and a little nutty. Too thin on the palate. Improved as the beer warmed. An OK beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2011
Dark beer with ruby colouration. Nose is Bakewell tart, caramel. Taste is caramel, coffee, roasted nutty flavours giving way to floral English hops and bitter finish. Good Winter Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9308) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2011
Cask (Market Porter, London)
6 Sweet toffee caramel on the first sniff, touch of red berries, and almost a cakey aroma later.
4 Mid-red-orange, persistent ring head.
7 Retronasals quite toffee-ey, some light fruit and fleshy fruit nectar, hints at pungent hops. Taste well balance sweet rich malts, and fruity too.
4 Quite full in the mouth, soft carbonation. Sweet treacly cakey finish, and lovely dry leafy hops take over for the long finish.
13 Super solid sweetish bitter. Great non-strong winter warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2010
cask at cloister ... stilage ... brown ...cherry toffee nose ....sweet woody toffee malts ... soft easy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
Cask at a Wetherspoons in Manchester. A nut-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and nuts as well as light notes of metal. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8672) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 Cask conditioned handpump Wootton WMC. A dark chestnut coloured beer with an off white head. The aroma has hints of tiredness with some fruit skin notes. There is better signs to the flavour though which is malty and there are coffee notes. Fruit then comes through and there’s a fair amount of bitterness. A nice taste, shame about the nose. Score 3.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.3. Average becomes 3.1


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