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


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 11 Dec 2012. Slightly disappointed with this to be honest: not a Christmas or Pud feel to the brew at all. Pours a golden amber colour, mine had an off-white head that left some lacing on my glass, but it wasn’t ’ore inspiring’ in looks and presentation. The nose was weak and earthy with just a single flower ester to give it a floral hint. The taste was equally as weak and nondescript: bland and uninteresting are the best two words that come to mind. I was expecting a Christmassy explosion of flavours but all I got was a smooth blend of normal ingrediants that didn’t inspire or excite. Nothing actually wrong with the brew: it just wasn’t a Christmas Pudding sort of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2125) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin 111212
Golden, clear, dense thin white head, some lacing
Aroma of pale malts and some wet hay
Taste of pale malts, soft musty dull light fruits, earthy cereal malts, soft peppery hop, some odd yeast, not great
Palate - Medium body, smooth. Finish - dry, bitter spicy hop in the lingering finish
Overall - Nothing Xmas here, not great flavour, pretty meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (786) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
Pint at Spoons, gold with a white head, floral aroma, citrus and toffee flavours, quite bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 03/12/12. A golden coloured beer with a white head. Flowery hints to the nose. Very bitter with an odd herbal note to the mouth. Quite odd. Somethiing hasn’t worked here but I’m not sure what.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4598) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Straw with a thin cream head; aroma of sour grains; sharp grassy bitter taste with a grainy body, some sweetness; and a lingering bitterness to finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ration (1949) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2012
291112. Tap at Moon Under Walter, London. Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma butter, some hops, Crystal malts. Smooth overall taste. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2934) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear golden, thin white head, floral earthy aroma, vegetable, citrus, bitter with a mild citrus aftertaste

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