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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fiery pale bitter. Choicest hops and premium malt make for a fruity and well balanced beer with a full, dry finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2012
cask at hawmarket ... golden amber ... smalll white head ... soft zezty crisp lemon hp nose ... sweet oily orange hop front ... juicy fruits ... light tart (not sourness) light custardy finish

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Crown, Oxford. Straw gold with no head. Tart, cidery flavour from the off, some citrus fruitiness but mostly the tartness. Pretty poor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow (3.9 abv on the pumpclip) - clear pale golden, malty nose, creamy smoothness with a robust hop finish, very refreshing

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3670) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh. Pours golden with a nice head and just a little haze. The nose is citrus, lemon mostly with just a little of the malt coming through as a hay note. The taste has more of the same as well as a meadow flowers note. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a a clean zingy finish. Good pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3651) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Bottled version, from Sainsburys Grimsby. Gold, fluffy moderately lasting white head and gentle condition. Initially citrus fruity in the nose with hints of grapefruit mellowing to reveal sweet malt and an earthy hoppiness, more citrus hop in the mouth with a dominant dry bitterness and a low resinous pine note, lingering dry chalky bitterness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2012
[330ml bottle, EBBC 2012] Re-branded as a ’serve cold from bottle’ beer to pitch to clubs for drinkers – which is a good idea, although the new label makes it look like a ginger beer. It’s a decent bitter – earthy, deep malt and some rising bitterness. Maybe a little fruit in there as well [19052012]

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3716) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle at #EBBC12 Pale blonde, not much aroma, earthy bitterness and sweet shortbread malt. Slightly metallic in the finish. Some citrus in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2985) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle, pale light bitter, citrus nose, quite bitter at first, medium bodied, not complex in flavour. Designed to be drinkable from the bottle as well as a glass.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1374) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle in Malmaison Leeds. Looked like a lager, pale yellow gold with a white head. Taste was a hint of malt with a pleasant fruity hop finish. It was like a decent ale version of a lager, nice and drinkable but little more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8172) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle at Pin, Leeds, W.Yorkshire with dad and Barry Pours golden with white head, bit drying at end, light fruitiness, some bitterness at end. Rating on phone, so a bit brief. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3


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