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Brewed by Howling Hops
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hackney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle.
Previously 5.0%

Liberty, Centennial, Citra, Galaxy


JorgeLee's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1650) - Greater London, - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at the Cock Tavern E8. Reddish brown in colour. I’m a big fan of these hoppy red ales, and Howling Hops have smashed it with their versions. Luscious juicy fruit from the hops, berries with a hint of sweetness, cream, a bit of snap, long bitter finish. Splendid.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (881) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2016
Pours clear amber with thick white head. Nose are herbal hops. Aromas are grassy hops, toasted malts, white flowers, citrusy notes. Dry mouthfeel, very bitter in taste. Low carbonation, light body. Long bitter and grassy finish. Aromas aren’t very interesting despite the use of a citra and galaxy, but honorable ESB anyway.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
comperchris (70) - - MAR 24, 2016
Very earthy hoppy smell. Pours a very dark red with white light head. Taste of bitter hops with a floral finish. Ok but pretty standard

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4083) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
5.2% bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy dark amber coloured with a thick foamy white head of foam. It has red fruity and malty flavours with earthy notes and a slight roasted, nutty vanilla, oak and currant finish. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (16926) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle with Chris and Ruth in London. Clear golden/copper beer with a rich and lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma, caramel, berry notes, biscuits, peach notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, berry notes,peach, caramel, some floral notes. Somewhat unclean.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2016
330ml bottle. Cloudy, dark amber colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Citrusy and grassy, minimally resinous, hoppy aroma, notes of lemon, grapefruit, a touch of gooseberry, a sweaty resinous touch, minimally nuttily malty background. Taste is dry, minimally chalky, bitter hoppy, slightly grassy, minimally citrusy, hints of lemon and gooseberry, minimally nuttily malty basis.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear red-amber with a thick off-white head. Aromas are quite muted, some red fruit. Taste is similar. Light sweet finish. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Clear copper. Nose is red fruits, caramel, resinous hops. Tastes fruits, caramel, quite simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (9545) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear ruby, nose is caramel, toffee, pine, taste is burnt toffee, caramel, juicy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Keg at the hanging bat... Dark red brown.. Thin tan head... Copper.. Thin white lacing soft sweet toffee fruit nose ... Soft sweet fruits.. Soft malts.. Soft sweet caramelised fruits

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1769) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2016
On cask @ Cock Tavern, London - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malt and caramel. Balanced with bitterness and grassy hops. Taste: medium body with good caramel malt and balanced with hops and bitterness. Not so fruity but sweet and bitter. Really drinkable. Aftertaste: wet bitterness and grassy.


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