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London Fields Love Not War (4.7%)

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Formerly brewed at London Fields
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Regular; available in 330ml & 500ml bottles and cask.
Note: New version from late 2012 with lower abv and different recipe.
First brewed barricaded in the brewery whilst the riots were raging just around the corner. This is a brooding red ale, with a deep and complex blend of New World hops and maltiness. Rich tropical fruit and caramel flavours with a light pine and apple edge.
Hops: Bittering – Magnum. Aroma – Motueka and Super Alpha.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1667) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 28 Jan 2013. Poured a slightly hazy copper colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of lightly toasted malt, tart berries and caramel. Acidic, zest fruit flavours, mixed with some brown sugar and biscuity malt. Finish was nicely balanced straw, hop resin and roasted malt.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gruberm (327) - - SEP 7, 2013
Brownish red ale. Cream colored head. Thin strawberry notes. Not a strong taste but nice tasting palate. Cool story behind beer. Probably not true. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stewie2020 (10) - Guildford, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
A beautiful dark beer with a crisp citrus and hoppy after taste very refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - MAR 19, 2013
Oct 2012 - draught Wetherspoons near Stoke Newington - very hoppy, not very interesting - a bit one dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
14th June 2012
Hazy deep amber beer, little white head. Light palate - crisp and dry. Well balanced. Creamy malt base with a whisper of toffee. Good hops - pine with mild tropical fruits. Minerals. Decent flavours slightly marred by an over dry palate. Okay but too dry.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7999) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
Half-pint, cask, shared with Finn at Bree Louise. Unclear amber coloured body. Headless, poor lacing. Dark fruity hops to the nose. Taste of red oranges and dark grapefruits. Decent hop bitter ending. Refreshing. Rather thin bodied. OK (London, 05.11.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sportingbeer (2) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
Amber ale, with nice citrusy aroma. I love the slightly malty taste, but with fruity notes and bitter aftertaste. Love the storey behind the brew as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31069) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
From cask at Union Tavern. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasted malty and light peachy hoppy. Bitter, citrusyand light peachy. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3786) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Should definitely have drink this BEFORE the SCANNERS, as it’s going to fare badly in comparison. Anyway. It’s red, with bugger all head/froth. Smells sweet, like dried fruit or nutty cake. A little plastic upfront, then a pleasant bitterness comes through in the form of a mouthblast. Bit of plastic to finish, but that might be antiscepticness from hops - what do I know?? A malty backbone to the palate (what am I talking about). A good ESB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, dark orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, acrid bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111207]


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