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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 (1697) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4643) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
330ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow (purchased 4 Mar 2016, bb 31 Mar 2016), fruity, grassy aroma, amber brown with a large foamy cream head, earthy, woody, burnt toffee, quite gassy, dry bitter earthy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parmenion777 (134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 Cloudy toffee amber colour with a thick foamy off white head. Big fruity aroma,plenty of citrus, grapefruit, some mango as well. Sweet flavour, light malt and caramel with a spicy citrus bitter finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (575) - - JUL 16, 2016
Love a red that is hopped like an IPA - like 5am Saint. That’s what you get here - great fruity bitterness from the hops - mango, peach, grapefruit - adding freshness to the sweet caramel biscuity malt. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (4266) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2016
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Muddy brown massive foamy head, some sediment. Fruity hop aroma. Toasted caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Even 3 months after its best before date still very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11037) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, spice, fruit, citrus and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of flowers. Fruity flavor of hops and pine needles with notes of flowers. Hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34005) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, spices, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spices, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (7718) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle@yesprs - Golden Amber pour with biiiiiiiig puffy head. Sweet malty and fruity with some marmalade notes, sweet and light toasted malty into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39970) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is mild toasted malty and slight fruity. Toasted and slight fruity. Dry, toasted and light breadish malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (962) - 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.


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