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


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2009
Cask@Market Porter. Pale amber color, steady creamy off-white head. Light caramelly, nutty nose. Light fruity-caramelly flavor. Watery palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Cask@Market Porter, London. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some hops, mild birch sap as well as some bittering wood. Flavour is bitter wood, some sweet malts, mildly bready notes as well as some slight floral hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2009
Tap in the Kings Head, Monmouth. Amber like ale with a good white head. Hops and a little fruity. Good solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2009
Dark golden hue with a small white foamy head. Light malty nose with a hint a spice. Malty slightly rusty flavour with a mildly bitter finish and an earthy over tone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Amber with a white head. Good bodied best bitter with tangy dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Quite a pale yellow/amber number with a sustained and spitting white head. Hoppy aromas with hints of lemonade and light cereals. Very crisp with a lot in common with a quality lager. Heavy cereals with tiny hints of hops knocking around in the aftermath. It’s very airy and a little tingly. Pretty quaffable. Not amazing but dang drinkable. Perfect a little chilled for some hair of the dog with its cleansing fizziness and lipsmacking bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
Dark amber ale with small head but good retention. The aroma is fruity with moderate hops noticeable. VEry fruity and some hops, a bit watery. Simple taste. Good for a pub but not to take home to savor. B-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2008
Cask-conditioned at The Castle, EC4 8/4/08. Amber coloured with a moderate white head. caramel and earthy malt aroma. Full mouth feel with plenty of sweet malt, marzipan and a decent bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Cask with Mes at the Market Porter, 2nd Sept 2007. Dark blonde colour with no head. Aroma of alcohol and pineapple. Sweet malt flavour at first and then the alcohol comes through, which makes it nicely warming. Rich, smooth finish. Very drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Market Porter. Nice dark gold colour but with no head. Sweet malty aroma with a pleasing hint of alcohol (strange for a 4.8% beer) but it works for me. Very slight pineapple too. Appley flavour but not in a bad way, nice light alcohol notes too. Mellow and drinkable.

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