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


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Pasteurised bottle.
Note: The cask version has a separate listing.

Deep red in colour, rich, malty and dry. A more robust version of the Best Bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (650) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
500 ml bottle. (4.4% ABV) Pours a slightly hazy, deep copper-red colour with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and berries. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel and red berries with a dry, bitter hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4831) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from the Spar. Appearance - amber to copper with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - red berries sweet malt and gentle biscuits. Taste - more of the same. Palate - close to medium bodied with a sweet yet crunchy texture and a long balanced finish. Overall - very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
(Bottle): Pours an amber, maybe a touch of red with a small white head. Aroma of toffee and malty notes. Kind of generic malt, toffee and slight fruit/hop notes in the tasting. Dry finish and the flavour lingers for a while. It’s an average bitter but produced quite well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (7670) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Copper-red in colour, next to no head with a bitter and sweet character. Has a pleasant medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Aroma: Grassy and earthy with toffee and citrus notes.

Appearance: Clear amber body with a thick off-white head. Lively carbonation. Great lacing.

Taste: Toffee, red apple, wood and roasted malt. Bitter finish.

Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation.

Overall: A solid, malty Bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4566) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Brownish reddish beer with a very strong frothy light brown head. The aroma is lightly roasted and the flavour is very deeply roasted and bitter with a caramel finish. Overall a nice deeply bitter and roasted beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Cooper-amber with good head and pebbled lace. Aroma has a bit of vanilla, light spice and malt. Flavou mirrors the scent with a raw woody character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5354) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
500ml bottle listed at 4.4%ABV pours amber in color with a small white head which leaves little lacing. Aroma is light caramel with a hint of hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness and a moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body and decent carbonation provide an adequate mouthfeel. A decent enough beer, but nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
superflyguy (433) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
It’s pretty much just a good to average beer, albeit one that looks a bit redder than normal! sweet red fruits and hints of dark caramel. good foamy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Solid English bitter - top banana but a little boring. Fantastic colour too ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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