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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7035) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2007
Cask at the Gladiator Club, Iffley Road 19-02-07. Poured a dark brown with only the merest of heads, sweet malts dominated the aroma, taste was rich maltiness again, but some lovely dark fruitiness to balance it, I thought this was an extremely good beer and had three more pints!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5876) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2007
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Reddish mahogany colour with frothy, off-white head leaving some lacing. Malty, fruity, slightly roasted nose with notes of orange peel, fudge and earthy hops. Malty taste with notes of chocolate, fruity hints of dried fruit and orange, with lots of earthy hops in the finish. Firm body supported by lots of malt combined with fruity and hoppy aromas and flavours makes this a very well balanced, nicely constructed and very tasty brew. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2007
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear dark reddish brown. The small is beige and long lasting. Malty and warm aroma of fudge, whipped cream and almonds with dryish grassy undertone. Flavourful of dark chocolate, nuts and a whif of smoke with a growing and dense undertone of oily grassy bitter hops and licorice. Long medium bitter finish of grass, pepper and licorice with a subtle sweetness from toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Spoons. Surprisingly ok. So used to standard English from there that anything that stands out is a total bonus. This was one of those. Fairly full, nutty, plenty of malt and fruit with a pleasing dry bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons, Manchester 15/01/2004 Mid brown amber colour and slightly strong in alcohol. Some sour fruit and a lasting bitter dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Cask conditioned & on Handpump at the Babington Arms in Derby on 09/02/05. Deep ruby brown colour. Quite malty & fruity, good solid taste. Very drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
Cask at Babington Arms, Derby. Dark brown with a halo head, deep seated fruits but with a sprkle in the mouth, stewed cherries, lush hops, superb balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2005
Cask/hand pump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Dark brown with an off-white head. Mild malt and hops aroma. Taste is dark malts and plenty of hoppy bitterness. Full bodied and smooth. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Dark brown. Medium dry, lightly roasty. Bold and rounded with clean malt profile. Salty finish with a touch of metal. A straight forward, somewhat sluggish bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
Nice amber with an offwhite, almost yellow head. Aroma is mild from malts and hops, and also a little smoked. SMooth and mild but with a rather strong bitterness in the finish.


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