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


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Sometimes sold as Suffolk Punch.
This premium full bodied bitter is light in colour, has a powerful bouquet of hops and a developed dry fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3860) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Grass, fruits, bitterness and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Bottle off Helen and Keith. Bronze-gold with a fine, well-retained white foam. Very English, Bateman’s-esque aroma with a soft, aniseed-like rub of hop and hints of toffee, butter and spiced apple. Full and soft with a dominant almond and aniseed spiciness; hints of chalk and cream, a stir of Twiglet. Well-brewed, inoffensively bland bitter with a strong lager-like almond presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
Fra cask på Crosse Keys (JDW), Bank 20 Mai 11. Lysebrun. Nesten ikke skum. Aprikosaroma. Fruktig smak med innslag av fjøs. Ettersmaken er søt, tørr frukt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (8411) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
500 ml bottle. Grays, England.
Clear deep golden colour with tiny off-white head. Tree roots, plant litter, mild English hops and some sweetness in aroma. Wood, peanut peels, some mild bitterness, malt and some sweetness in flavour. Waterish. Sweetness fades bitterness in aftertaste. Interesting not necessarily very tasty though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (13163) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Cask at The Shakespears Head, London. Pale golden beer with small offwhite head. Fruity aroma, some figs and some hops. Hoppy grassy flavor with malty bready notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2011
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Medium, mostly lasting off-white hea. Slight haze but an otherwise bright orange body. A hint of passion fruit on the nose with peach and tangerine notes. Peach & orange sweetness in the mouth with a bit of a toasty malt bitterness backed by undertones of bread & biscuit. A crisp, dryish hop palate precedes the biscuity malt sweetness. Moderate bitterness and duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 Cask, handpump at The Swan & Castle, Oxford, with Loz, Jude & Baz 30.04.11 Amber in colour with a white head. Touch smoky in the mouth. This is a bit rough around the edges, fruity drying towards the end. But lack a little in a few areas. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.2 Had this again Cask, handpump at The Salisbury Arms, Cambridge 03.06.11 Pours amber very, very good clarity. Some light smokiness detected on nose & in mouth. Fruity and a little dry with a light tang. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
Good beer - nicely balanced, some sweetness but a good bitter finish, a little fruitiness with some hints of bread and a good, full, body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Golden pour withb a foamy, white head. Sharp, baked malts on the nose. Lightly sweet flavor, oddly smokey, lightly, with hints of ham and band-aids. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Modestly sweet finish, some bread and crisp malts, faint bitterness. I can dig it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (17879) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
8th January 2008
A very light ale, slighty fruity with quite a bitterish hop finish. Just a whisper of smoke. Inoffensive and easy to drink.

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