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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


anders37's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, - APR 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel bitter finish.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (15601) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2016
Bottled 500ml (AbM, ABV 4.2%)
Clear ruby color, small white head. Light malts and caramel in the nose. Light-bodied. Maltys, English earthy hops, nutty notes. Light lingering hoppyness in the aftertaste. Clean English bitter but not much else.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (33397) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
Bottled. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The arom has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, metal, Nd. Bread, leading to a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Bottled. Reddish amber colorued. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma. Fruits, spice, flowers. Flavour. Herbs, sweetness, fruits. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, caramel and spice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (6941) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle@Yesprs - Red Amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty with notes of caramel, herbal hoppy notes, sweet into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Sweet and toasted malty. Breadish and caramelish. Toasted dark malty. Bitter and toasted finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3202) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Ruby red colour with a light ran head. Aroma is mainly toffee and this dominates the taste too. Ok but a touch sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 16, 2015
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Wonderful dark amber/light copper, perfectly clear, with a nice, fluffy and persistent yellowish head. I had my last proper ESB a while ago, but this one it seems quite a textbook example, concerning the aroma. Slightly toasted malts, caramel, citrus jam/marmelade, earthy hops, a subtle hint of smoke and coffee as well. Taste pretty much follow suite. Silky smooth, very gentle fizz, moderate, clean and lingering bitterness. Solid level of taste (again caramel/toffee and fruity jam/marmelade) and ridicolous drinkability. Not the cleanest aftertaste (just a hint of cardboard/metallic notes) but I can’t really complain, it really is a perfectly decent interpretation of the style, imho. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. I wouldn’t mind 1 or 2 pints of this one on cask. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3530) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
Clear dark ruby, light brown lacing foam head. Strong hoppy bitter aroma and also strong bitter taste. Dry in mouth, lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201502)


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