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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3937) - 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 (1150) - 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 (859) - 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 (723) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, 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 (4222) - 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 (2663) - 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 (1837) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10123) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco in Banbury. Brown to red amber with big head, explosive opening. There is a pleasing maltiness on commencing drinking the beer, rich, fruity, a hint of sweetness, toffee and caramel notes. The fruitiness is quite soft but there is a metallic edge alongside, some chalk. Not bad really, worth another go.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (975) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Toffee, caramel, bread, raisin, fruit cake, syrup sponge pudding. Taste: Medium sweetness, and bitterness with low sourness and slight umami. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering umami, dried fruit, caramel, malty finish which is almost vinous. Comments: Very nice and slight lace.


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