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

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oggie Dogg (4) - Fullham, London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004 does not count
Deep, dark red body with medium white to off-white head. Good malty aroma with hints of grain and toasted nuts. Tremendously snappy full flavoured bite on the first draw with that sweetly bitter taste so much loved in ESB’s. Body and carbonation held but the flavour quickly retreated to metallic lightly soapy taste by mid-pint. The head droppped off fairly quickly leaving little to no lacing by mid-pint.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
Bottled. Deep chestnut red, thin white head and moderate condition. Chocolate, hops and mushrooms in the nose, but it went down hill from there. Some malt apparent in the mouth but a chemical/phenolic note starts to dominate. Some hop bitterness in the finish but again spoilt by a dry chemical note.


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