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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2273) - 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 (1260) - 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 (1880) - 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. Itís 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 (6758) - 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 (2417) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14822) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2007 500ml bottle from the brewery. Having had 4 bottles of this I have decided that I like it. Chilled and filtered before bottling. Amber, rocky white head. Little bit estery on aroma on this bottle which I didnít pick up on the previous bottles. Good sharp English hop aroma too. Decent malts in mouth, little bit biscuity. Peachy hop finish is very good. Bitter. Tasty, but would like to try on cask. I had this on cask at the Gardenerís Arms in Lewes and didnít like it as much as the bottle version, fuller, but sweeter and less hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2009 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper colour. Pear aroma. Delightfully uncomplicated fruity taste with a crisp bitter finish. No frills at all, but a very decent ale. 16.8.09. same location. Faint sweet pear drop aroma. Sour fruity taste with an edge of sweetness and a mid bitter finish. The overall effect is very nice. Rated 6,4,7,4,12: 3.3

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