Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Bitter
Middleton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Smooth, full bodied and full of twists and turns as in each episode of the UKís original soap. This is a beer made in Manchester, brewed with Northern Soul mixed in with the finest Northdown and Golding hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13212) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle in presentation tube, 500ml from Tesco, Banbury. Brown with slight head. Sweet malty beer that had non of the twists and turns mentioned in the blurb, in fact it was about as predictable as a Christmas Day episode when a tragedy is bound to come along. About as interesting and compelling as a Monday night double episode.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 17, 2009
Botella. Clear brown colour. Malty carmel bit grainy aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Pleasant malty flavour with caramel, some dark fruit, mild spice and a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2009 Red brick-emblazoned cardboard tube retailing in Hinckley Tesco at £1.50 in the run up to Xmas, and the only new beer Iíve picked up in that store since the week it opened. The lengths an RB junkie will go to to get their fix. Mercifully, itís a half decent caramelly BB with a faint rub of hop oiliness about it, not the ghastly pasteurised mess I feared. Bright bronze with a foamy white collar. Aroma caramel, faint herbal and hedgerow traces, sulphur making me question whether itís been pasteurised at all. Some body and faint fruit; slick and unexciting with dunked Hobnob, pencil shavings and (fittingly) soap in the mix, but nothing much of anything. Disappointing, considering the aroma has some real toffee, hazelnut and hop promise. Brainless entertainment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7848) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle shared by Pinball. Amber body with a medium off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, caramel and light fruit. The flavour is light spicy, malty and fruity with caramel and light hoppy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
clear brown, small white head. a little faint stale hops, nutty, faint spices caramelly, sweet hoppy, faint spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle. Amber with a small head. Aromas are caramel, toffee and treacle with some citrus. Flavours are caramel, citrus and dry tea with some toffee. OK, if a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Roasted malt and fruit in aroma. Slightly unclear amber colour with beige head. Rather bitter flavour of grapefruit with just a little malt and caramel sweetness. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear light amber coloured with a small white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, ryebread and dried fruit. Malty flavour with notes of dried fruit, caramel and roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8684) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Dusty cardboard barley malt aroma with a bit of caramel as well. Pleasant smooth slightly spicy flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16771) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, malt, some fruit and has a nice bitter finish. Quite good for the ABV.

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