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John Bull Premium Ale / Bitter Ale

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


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Available in pastuerised kegs in John Bull pubs. Also available as John Bull Bitter in bottles. Not available in the UK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrumpy369 (312) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at corvin sorfeszt. Clear amber colour small white head. Light malty nose. Taste tipic irish red. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (1986) - 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

   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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (4838) - Sønderborg, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyrmir (5318) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (5848) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1461) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
On tap @ Fox & Hound Aabenraa as John Bull Bitter. Clear amber body with a small, dense white head. Light aroma, mostly from caramel malt with a tiny hint of roasted malt/toast. Flavor is soft, sweet, moderate roasted malt, caramel and moderate grassy bitterness. Medium body and a bit short in aftertaste. Rather straight forward Brittish bitter and actually quite dull and one-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (3169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2012
Draught. Clear, copper colour with a small, dense, white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, some roasted malts and hints of fruit. Light bitter taste. Medium body, slick texture with a more lively carbonation. Finishes with lightly roasted malts, caramel, grasses and pine hops. Okay bitter.

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