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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 500ml bottles.
A truly traditional style English Bitter Ale, a blend of finest Pale Ale, Amber and Crystal malt is used for the fruity malty flavour and generous portions of English Hop varieties (Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles) to give a well developed hop character.


MustangMarkF's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, - NOV 11, 2013
500ml Bottle. The aroma from this beer is (to me) surprisingly given the description on the bottle, of dark sweet fruits. However when its poured the dark reddish body confirms this is definitely at the darker end of the bitter spectrum. It pours with a thick ice cream cone type head that is medium in duration and moderately laced. It tastes of dark fruits, hops, and then a bitterness which passes to a dry malty finish, There is also hints of burnt caramel and nuts along the way too. Overall this beer is a lot darker than i was expecting or enjoy but its certainly has character.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Barry at Lynn and Barry’s, Merton (cheers you two) Saturday 13th December 2014. Rich toffee dominates, colour in (note it is in subdued light) appears tawny. Fairly traditional, malty with English hops (probably). Par for the course for Elgoods. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4566) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Fine one with some straw, hops and moderate bitterness. Sweetish towards the end. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4566) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle brought back home from England. The beer pours out in a clear light amber colour with airy low head and medium body. Aroma of barley and bitter hops. Taste of bitter hops, barley, nuts, flowers and herbs. Dry-bitter finish. Drinkable and refreshing, yet nothing very special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. My first from this brewery for a long time-bought from Tesco’s in Dudley. Very clear with a small head. Slightly bitter with a medium body. Perhaps a bit too heavily pasteurised-would like to see if there is more flavour in the cask version. Impressive label but does the crowded shelves of today really need another strong bitter?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1746) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Cask everards Leicester. Dark amber colour slight white head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is fruity malty some hops decent bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Decent. English stong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (990) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask at Market Porter, 28th February 14. Dark brown, lots of flavour, fairly sweet, tasty, got a little too sweet as it warmed

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Cask @ Wellington Arms, Bedford. Aroma of dark berries and caramel with a slight vinous note. Tempered sweet taste with a short finish. A well-rounded English ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4956) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is woody light hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with malty hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A very bitter session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2852) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is dark fruits and toast. Taste has dark fruits to start, toast on the finish and berries on the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1925) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mid brown colour with a thin white head, aroma is malty, the taste is fruity and a bit sweet with a dry fruity finish.


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