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John Bull Premium Ale / Bitter Ale

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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in pastuerised kegs in John Bull pubs. Also available as John Bull Bitter in bottles. Not available in the UK.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15264) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Draught, 5.3%. Hazy amber colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is grainy and quite dry. Medium bitterness. Slightly high carbonation. A very average beer, but it probably has a broad appeal.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
On tap @ Budavári Sörfesztivál - Clear amber colour with medium off-white head. Subtle caramel and raisin aromas with some biscuit. Taste is caramel, breadcrust, biscuit, some honey and herbal hops. Light body, medium carboation, slick texture, dry finish. Not bad, drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrumpy369 (468) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at corvin sorfeszt. Clear amber colour small white head. Light malty nose. Taste tipic irish red. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (2168) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 11, 2014
amber colour, 1 inch of slightly off-white head; aroma of fruity notes, caramel, biscuit, slight toasty notes; taste of well balanced hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness with minimal hop dominance; correct bitter

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - APR 21, 2014
Tap at John Bulls in Budapest, copper with a cream colored head, slightly sweet to start with caramel and honey with a light bitter finish. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_ocean_ (6) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
pours a beautiful bronze colour with a snow white head. Light and refreshing with a dry bitter finish. A proper session beer!! he he

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (5023) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Draught @ Fox and Hounds, Aabenraa. Pours clear amber with stable white head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel, with touches of hops. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of malt and fruit and touches of nuts. Bitter, slightly rough finish. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyrmir (5523) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at John Bulls Budapest. Copper color with lasting beige head. Aroma malty with grassy and herby hops. Taste is malty, grain, bread with fairly low bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2013
Tap @ John Bull Moscow. Clear amber color. Medium thick white head, stays. Grainy, malty aroma. Aroma overall is very weak. Hops, grainy and malty flavor. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1500) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 11, 2013
Draught as John Bull Original. Clear copper amber colour, creamy off-white head. Dried fruity nose and aroma escorted by toffee, brown bread and citrusses. Slick mouthfeel. Dry and tart fruity finish with spicy hops and toasted malt. Balanced, correct one.


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