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Brewed by Great Newsome
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hull, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ruby colouredwinter warmer, a rich comforting depth of chocolate and roast malt flavours give way to a subtle spiceand orange fruit hop notes. Comfort in a glass.


Leighton's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, - FEB 1, 2013
Cask at Baxter’s Court, JDW, London. Poura clear amber with a creamy, off-white head. Doughy brown bread aroma, some berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with bready malts, some mellow earth and leaves, berries. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately swet finish with some crunchy leaves, light toffee, ripe berries, plum. Serviceable ESB.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1357) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle rhythm+booze. Brown ruby beer shortlived beige head. Aroma is chocolate toffee malts. Taste is chocolate some orange fruity bitter finish well balanced. Good body soft carbonation. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (842) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Enjoyable ruby coloured ale. Hint of chocolate flavour to the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3767) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
500ml Bottle: BBD end of Feb 14, poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped pint glass at home on 14th Jan 14. Looked good, a full but thin covering on top of a ruby/mahogany body, clear and bright. Very fruity nose with a sweet front. The taste is also sweet and fruity, with some chocolate notes in the flavours too. The malts rule this beer from start to finish with the hops hidden below the surface keeping the sweetness in check. Good body depth and a thoroughly enjoyable brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Well, it might only nudge the mid 20s in The Midlands tomorrow. Bottle from Rhythm N’ Booze, Cleethorpes- where else? Pillow soft russet capped with beige. Snout chilled molasses and aniseed. Soft Allsorts character with a swirl of Cointreau deep below the surface. Average, brown and slightly sticky. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5387) - ITALY - JUL 29, 2013
bel ambrsto schiuma media buona persistenza tendenza maltata legger tostatura un tocco agrumato lieve caramello toffee

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2013
Cask @ JDW Elgin [240313]
Copper ruby brown, clear, thin frothy head, good lacing
Aroma - soft fruity caramel malts, dab of toffee, raisin malts
Taste of smooth fruity caramel malts, soft toffee, touch of raisin, hint of bitter english hop in there, good malt flavour
Palate - Medium body, fairly oily, good mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour. soft bitter linger, bit of toasted malt, nice smooth finish
Overall - This was quite a decent smooth and fairly malty bitter

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
From cask. Lovely dark red colour with a thick creamy head. Laces very well. Light sweet malty flavour with a noticably floral hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4341) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thick tan head and broken lace. The aroma is malty and a little alcoholic. The flavour is uber malty too. It’s like an alcoholic Ovaltine. You could almost chew this beer! The malty flavour is complimented by some nice hoppy bitterness on the palate and in the aftertaste. It’s a lovely rich, thick and very satisfying ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Cask @ The Victoria Station ’spooooons. Nice to see a rarity from East Yorkshire on cask! The pour’s deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is sweet berry jam, some toasted pumpernickel bread, light aromatic hop aromas. The taste is more strawberry jam. Sweet malty flavors - caramel, some harvest berry. Notes of brown bread. The finish has accents of allspice, cinnamon. Light body, slightly watery. Overall, just OK. This beer lacks personality.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1392) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
500ml bottle - Nice looking red body, steady white head, loses it after a while but not bad. Nose of sticky caramel, malts and toffee. Syrupy palate, well rounded full bodied spicy marmalade taste, rich fruits and a bitter-sweet ending. Quite good, and one I’d have again.


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