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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Kendal, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask & bottled; Regular.
Originally brewed for a Wetherspoons real-ale festival.

A strong, golden pale ale, with a highly hopped aroma of tropical fruit and a blend of traditional and modern hops, giving a full flavour and long, dry finish.


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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmgreenuk (4951) - The Hague, - SEP 2, 2012
Cask at The Moon in the Square, Bournemouth. Now let me firstly say, this is a great ale! A clear medium amber pour with little head and no lace. A really fruity aroma leading to an amazing hop explosion! It had a wonderfully complex set of flavours with a surprisingly smooth edge and citrus notes. The bitterness sits on the palate for a good while longer too. A really special ale which I wish was more widely available. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
bottle, thanks to mowbeer for picking this up at braubeviale. clear orange colour with a modest head; aroma of pineapple upside-down cake, slightly doughy; some tingling citrus, pineapple, grapefruit; lively and very drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (572) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
Tap. Pour is amber, aroma is strong fruity. Taste is fruity, strong malty backbone, thin body. Nice

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Clear pale amber. A few soap sud type bubbles. Sweet, caramel malt. Some orange. Some syrupy pineapple. Taste is heavy sweet. Palate is dull, thick, and lifeless. Finishes with some oily bitterness. Maybe this is a duff bottle. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2686) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Cask gravity at Twickenham beer festival 2014, light copper with a very thin haze, Seville orange citrus and currant leaf nose, syrupy texture leads to a dry-sweet, fruity toasted marmalade body and a dry-bitter finish. Reminiscent of a hopped up Märzen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (709) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Cask at The Royal Oak, Ambleside. Very hopped and strongly fruity. Some citrus, some grapefruit, some toilet disinfectant. Hoppy and delicious - really stood out amongst the plethora of so-so-but-not-outstanding beers on offer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (748) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Cask pint at The Hengler’s Circus (JDW) in Glasgow. Dark golden colour with a small head.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (285) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Cask@ Camperdown place Glasgow pours a blonde colour with a white head aroma is fruit with grain and hop notes taste is sweet with loads of fruit with long dry bitter finish Another good beer from this brewery

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (586) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2014
An excellent well balanced brew that combines the IPA and ESB styles to great effect.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - AUG 16, 2014
Cask. Slightly hazy orange, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is tangerine. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is lightly sweet, herbal and grassy, something reminds me of Indian food, not really bitter at all.


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