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Brewed by Freeminer
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cinderford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for the co-operative farms. A special edition ale using barley grown on our own farms made into malt in the traditional way. A chestnut brown ale, with an initial bitterness then a fully rounded character absolutely packed with malt flavour. The beer has an aromatic finish derived from Worcestershire Sovereign hops grown especially for Freeminer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle. Some bitterness but not over poweringly so. Reminds me of a lager rather than a bitter. Pleasant maltiness and an all round well balanced drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle from Bulko Co-op. Bronze with a fine spotting white head. Hazelnut, dusty choc Hobnob, hedgerow fruit and oily hop aroma. Fudgy and Hobnob malt balanced (robustly) with bitterness, berries, some cask. Thick with character, biscuit and hop richness. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle, brown coloured beer with some average carbonation and a small to average off-white head. Special grainy roasted and malty aroma. Full creamy sweet fruity palate. Finish is bitter fruity, roasted with some sweeter touches. Not bad, this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
500ml bottle from Coop in Folkestone. Its an ok golden ale. Bit of dusty malt, bit of hop on aroma. Quite drinkable. Decent premium bitter. Good malts, nice balancing hop. Good drinkability. Some decent yeast character. Yep, Id buy it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle, from Co-op Mablethorpe. Deep copper bronze, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Gentle sweet toffee, vanilla and hazelnuts in the nose, again sweet in the mouth with an earthy edge and a touch of fruitiness although some hop bitterness emerges with time, finish is all burnt toffee and dry bitterness with low sticky sweetness lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (711) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 7, 2013
Aroma: Sweet grain, light honey, Appearance: Clear gold body. Thin white head. Flavour: Bread, honey, light hops, fruit, dry finish. medium bitter, medium-light sweetness. caramel, Palate: Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation. Overall: An easy drinking beer! 500 ml bottle. poured. Thanks Andre! 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
<i>500ml bottle from my local Co-op store.</i> Copper with a ring of off-white head; damp straw aroma; sweet and sour fruit and chewy caramel flavours, quite lively in the mouth; dry, nutty and malty finish. Warming and very pleasing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2008
From a Co-op somewhere in Newcastle. Nice deep copper colour, thick white head, attractive aromas of hops and malt. Medium bodied malty palate balanced by a hoppy/spicy finish. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2008
500ml bottle from a local co-op store. Reddish amber in colour with a slight, off-white head and plenty of carbonation. Sweet red fruit and caramel aroma with a hint of earthiness. Flavour had plenty more fruit, some chewy biscuit malt and a balancing long, dry finish. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
Bottled. A dark brown beer with an off-white ring of head. A dry, slightly fruity aroma with boozy notes. Dry in the mouth. Malty and woody with bits of dusty chocolate. Reasonably interesting, but not overly flavoursome.


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