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Ludlow The Boiling Well

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned, Regular;
4.7% ABV. Our second brew. Also uses Marris Otter pale malt, Fuggles & Goldings hops, but we add a bit of crystal malt, which provides a maltier flavour and a darker hue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
23rd October 2014
Almost clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Semi dry. Light dry pale malts, grainy sweetness. Little lactose and a light tang. Very mild floral citrus on the backend. Dry finish. Grainy sweetness dominates here. Meh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Gravity pour, half-pint at the 2014 Bridgnorth Beer Festival. Clear amber in colour, weak white topping. Semi-sweet and fruity in both the nose and taste, very drinkable. Nice blend of flavours and well balanced brew, an old style bitter that is worth finding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Medium white head. Gold to amber body. Red fruit, candied fruit, Bitter. Dry finish, Fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle from Connolly’s Wines, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head and broken long lived lace. The flavour is medium to weak bitter. Medium to light bodied with a smooth malty hop palate. Decent session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (6624) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK, Thick creamy white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Subtle bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (2504) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 500ml bottle at home. Pours promising enough with a nice auburn colour, and great head. But hops seem a bit thin on the ground.. tried grasping for malts but they seemed to dissipate like a beer mirage. If only I could get some of the tasty sounding stuff everyone else described below.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2145) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, malty aroma, the taste is lightly bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pudding (204) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2013
500ml bottle bb sep13. ar: bread and fruity hop. ap: gold, clear, rapidly diminishing head. ta: quite sweet, average bitterness. pa: light-med body, thin-oily texture lively carbonation. Lingering finish. ov: okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (804) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle for Christmas. Cloudy light brown, patchy head. Hoppy, fruitcake aroma, not strong. Nice strong bittersweet taste, some ginger, some sultanas, some grapefruit. Nicely balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Another of Octo’s ’sharing’ bottles. Had a couple of sips, rolled over and went back to sleep. Gleaming bronze beneath a piled, subsiding foam. Good malty, stewed aroma with tea leaf, shortbread, mown grass, celery and orange wine gum impressions. Excellent creamy malt on the palate lingering like cashew; sensible juicy orange hop, more tea, toast, pear and caramel-on-slate smoothness. Good stuff- crystal malt used sparingly, where it belongs.

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