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

bottled
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 (1879) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Had this one at the 4th annual Lititz cask beer festival.

A - Pours golden amber orange with a small white head leaving little streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of pine needles, fresh cut grapefruit, caramel and toffee sweetness round things out. Not the strongest but still pretty nice.

T - Starts off with a strong dose of grapefruit and citric hops quickly giving way to hints of the caramel and toffee sweet core of the beer. The balance is good but the smooth feel dissipates toward the end of the glass, leaving it a bit thin and lackluster.

M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. It gets a bit thin at the end but the smooth, slightly bitter feel is enjoyable.

O - I enjoyed this one. It had good overall balance and the flavors worked well together. Glad I got to try this rare treat, at least in this country.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3763) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Hand-pulled pint in the Pure Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham on 30th Aug 2014. Poured a clear golden hue with a full white head. Piney, resinous hop nose and taste with a good bitterness from the start in the flavour. Malts hide behind the strong hop front. Dry finish and most enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Cask - Pine, spice and orange hops. Glean gold with almost no head. Resinous and very dry. Long bitterness throughout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (692) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Cask at Pure Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham. Easy drinking IPA with a short bitter finish. Good solid session beer without being outstanding

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Cask at the Pure Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham . Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is nettle hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a lovely smooth woody resin hop spice pepper palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (637) - 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 (1354) - 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 (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, 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 (1694) - 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 (2542) - 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.


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