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Brewed by Loddon Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dunsden, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask, Special;
A tantalising aroma of citrus and flowers prepares you for a generous earthy bitterness. The rich nutty malts provide the perfect balancing act.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2012
Cask @ Diggers, Edinburgh 070812
Copper amber, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma - soft caramel malts, some fruity malts, hint of toffee
Taste - rich caramel malts, nutty malts, some dark fruits. light bitter hedgerow hops, yeast, bit of fruity esters, dab of dark fruit cake
Palate - medium carb and body. Finish as main flavour with also some bitter roast malt
Overall - Quite a tasty bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4644) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden / amber, bubbly off-white head, toffee / caramel aroma and flavour, bit cold, smooth, sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1492) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
Pint from the Manor in Bracknell. Pleasant, slightly hoppy aroma. Dark amber with a reasonable head. A good beer, and has something about it, tastes a bit meaty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9358) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Cask, gravity, Wantage Beer Festival 19.11.10 Pours amber with a tiny white smattering of bubbles. Some bitterness initially, bit of woodiness & cream and vanilla. Bitter in the mouth, its solid stuff, touch of nuttiness towards end. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24925) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 1, 2010
Cask. Ambery brown colour with mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is mildly nutty, wooden, slightly grassy and floral. Flavour is floral hops, some mild wooden and grassy notes as well as quite malty and also some nuttyness. Quite pleasantly balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23008) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2009
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Almost clear nut brown. Fruity hay aroma. Sweet, medium bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Fruity and quite hoppy with hay and salt leading to a long resiny bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2009
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear reddish amber colour with a rich creamy off-white head. Toasted grains, baked red apples and roasted nuts in the aroma. Medium-bodied with notes of fudge, pears and leaves. Rather bitter finish of licorice-roots, raisins and nut-shells. Charming autumn beer, this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5901) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Amber with a dense cream head; aroma of toasted grain and light fruit; smooth and slightly prickly in the mouth with autumn fruit flavours and a touch of Garibaldi biscuit; refined, dry, bitter, finish. A very pleasing bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2007
Gravity Cask @ Guide Dog Beer Festival. Red brown. Slightly toasty with toffeeish loddon malts but without usual balancing hoppiness. Hoppiness doesnt quite match to the description.

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