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Brewed by Kirkstall
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Leeds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Delicious amber ale with a substantial hop kick.


BeerCast_Rich's rating

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, - NOV 7, 2011
[cask at SIBA GNBF’11, Manchester] Deep golden amber pour with a decent white head from the sparkled festival. Phenolic aroma, unfortunately, although maybe some hop squeezes out on the nose as well. Big hop bitterness on the flavour – which thankfully is much nicer. Very bitter at the finish, dry as the hops come to an end. Decent stuff, despite the aroma [28102011]


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (572) - CROATIA - JUN 19, 2014
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Pours golden with white lasting head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Caramel malty flavor with nice hoppy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1030) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Cask Sheffield Tap. Golden colour bubbly white head lacing. Aroma is tropical. Taste is tropical nice malts good hop bitter finish. Medium body decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Cask, Pure Bar, Birmingham, 26/03/14. Honey amber with a creamy white collar. Nose involves fresh resiny pine, leather and grapefruit. Balanced moderate pine and grapefruit overtaken by husky lingering malt and biscuit. Touches of smoke. Plenty of punch at the ABV- certainly more IPA than ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - FEB 14, 2014
Cask at Southwark Tavern. It’s a mostly clear dark orange, just slightly hazy, still, small white bubbly head. Smell - toned down orange, what I call ’cheesy’ hops. Body is medium, low carbonation, quite smooth. Taste is pretty nice - lots of tangy marmalade with an assertive musty bitterness bordering on sour. The resinous finish makes this a bit of a slower drinking experience. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
On tap at the Haymarket. Appearance - golden to amber with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - grapefruit pith and pine. Taste - lashings of grapefruit and green apple skin nicely supported by sweet malt. Palate - medium bodied with a big creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2742) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 3, 2014
Cask@white swan, Covent garden
pale golden with fluffy white head and herbal resinous hop nose. Medium body, gentle carbonation, shortcake malt and pithy lemon rind bitternessq

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Cask @ Old Wellington, Manchester. Golden with a small head. It is crisp with an underlying dry pale ale character. Has some fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Cask at Haymarket. Clear pale golden pour, thin white head. Good citrus hop aromas, grapefruit and so on. More good bitterness on the taste too. A little on the thin side if anything, but very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1139) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask at the Garden Gate NW3. Amber colour, thin line of foam. A nice strongly bitter beer, very appetising and moreish, floral, some grapefruit, a little sherbert. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (672) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper with a thin white head. Slight citrus smell. Quite a sweet orange taste.


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