Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Bitter
Henley-on-Thames, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
Cask & Bottle conditioned; Regular.
Henley has long been known for the best pint of Ordinary. This 3.4% session ale is no exception. We use Maris Otter as a base malt with a special blend of roasted malts to give this bitter a complex malt profile.
Generous additions of 3 English hop varieties give this ale exceptional hop character.
Tasting notes: The amber coloured ale has a good balance of juicy malt and hop character on the nose. The flavour finishes with a balance of bitterness from roasted barley, leading to a long clean bitterness of English hops. Finishes dry.
Suggested food pairing: Excellent beer paired with roasted or grilled meats - chicken, pork or beef. Will also pair well with grilled vegetables.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Toasted, fruity, light bitterness, ok hoppy, light wet dog, zesty bitterness, grassy, light sweetness. Plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing light tan head. The aroma has notes of fruti and malt as well as a light touch of spicy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, elderberries, and hops, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled. Dark golden coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of fruits, sweetness, light sterin, vague spice and some herbs. Flavour of sweetness, fruits, herbs and light spie. Medim bodied. dry sweet fruitiness in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
cloudy brown, smooth large white head. mild aroma, faint spicy, faint hoppy, a little bit of flowers in the hop note. flavor is sweetish, hay, flowers, peppermint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy and lacing off-white head. The nose has a little fruit and some UK hops. Medium body, fruit and caramel with dry and dusty hops. 050111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle that Loz picked up from the brewery & shop for me 31.12.10 consumed 02.01.11 Pours mid amber with a touch of haze. Really soapy hops on the nose. There is some fruitiness and a reasonable bitter bite but yet I find the soapy hops present on the nose come through and dominate the mouth as well, it’s ok but its a bit too fairy liquidy for me at times. A6 A4 T5 P3 Ov11 2.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2010
bottle at home ... light amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet dull toffee hop ... light fizz .. light metalic ... soft fruits ... light bitter linger. ok ... easy drinking bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From cask at The Rake. Pours cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Malty and slight fruity flavoured. Bitter and dry finish. Nice and easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2010
Bottled, 330ml from Notcutts Nursery, Oxford. Clouded orange amber with big white head. For the ABV this pack a bit of a flavour punch, there is a slight roasty taste in the malt, drying but a little unbalanced due to a similar impact from the hop. Astringent bitterness prevails, which isn’t a bad thing, but the palate is looking for a little balance. Very pricey looking at the bottle size.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, honey-amber with a creamy, white head. Light caramel aroma with some citrus tartness. Flavor has some light sweetness, but there is a fairly strong bitterness that overpowers the flavor profile. Earthy bitterness with some grapefruit. There are touches toasted malts as well. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes with lingering hops. Unfortunately I think this beer is slightly out of code, but it is still decent.

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