Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cleobury Mortimer, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask; regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Brewed using Maris Otter pale ale malt, roasted crystal malt, Hobsons yeast and finished with Worcestershire Challenger and Goldings hops.

gwoodin's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - JUL 16, 2013
500ml bottle, bb 04jan14. Allowed to stand for 10 mins after opening. Beer temp 13 deg C. ar: nutty, mild citric hop. ap: slight haze, copper, long-lasting head. ta: medium sweetness and bitterness. pa: medium body, oily texture, carbonation lively-average. Finish: reasonable bitterness, sticky coating.. Overall: Good beer, taste improved by leaving bottle open for a while, even a day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnwokedi89 (106) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Personally, I am biased to all beers made by Hobson since my wife is from the local town there. Old Henry is my favorite of all their beers. It's an auburn colored ale that is malty in flavor. Served at room temperature, the finish of this beer is absolutely smooth! Just a small bit of hops aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1303) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bursztynowe, zmętnione. Piana kremowa, drobna. W aromacie słody z wyraźną nuta chmielowa. Chmiel nie jest nowofalowy, ale wyraźny. W smaku lekko kwaskowe, plus nuta kojarząca się z amber ale. W posmaku wyraźny karmel. Całość dość pełna, przyjemna. Jak na bittera całkiem przyjemne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (2775) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
Backlog. From bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 08.04.13. Pale copper, almost clear. Some bitterness, hops and dark caramel in aroma. Well-balanced taste, with chocolate malt, caramel and refreshing hops. Quite carbonated for an English ale. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8664) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Malty aftertaste with a slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (481) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber with big, light white, semi-densed head. Moderate head retention, medicore lacing. The malty (caramel, dough) aroma, with pretty noticable medium nuts and light dark fruits aroma. Taste is light bitter, caramel, berries, earthy and some light milk chocolate. Ligh to medium body, medium carbonation. Notthe best ESB I’ve drank.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3621) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
500ml bottle from Gloucester Services. Amber colour with a white head. Malty ago a and sweet caramel. The taste is also a touch sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - amber with a generous head. Nose - gentle toffee and very light raisins. Taste - nuts, biscuits then gets richer. Maybe going as far as dark fruit. Light spice. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good example of the style. Complex but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2015
500ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear copper, thin off-white head. Aromas of stewed apples, light caramel. Taste is very apple-y, sweet. Some faint nut notes. Bit fresh maybe?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchad56 (335) - - FEB 22, 2015
Slight aroma - Darkish amber with half inch head, little carbonation. Slight ting on tongue. Good drinkable bitter - enjoyed.

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