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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15796) - 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 didn’t 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 Gardener’s Arms in Lewes and didn’t 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2006
(Real Ale/Cask Conditioned, Akkurat in Stockholm) A bit shady golden color, lasting cream colored head. Hoppy fruity and floral scent, also a bit dry. Fruity and bitter taste, a slight bitter aftertaste. Rather thin body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2006
Cask conditinoed @ South Western Arms, Soton. Fruity malts and not entirely unpleasant flavours of peanut shells. Slightly earthy and musty with an underdeveloped hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2006
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Colour is amber/tawny, with little head. Not perfectly clear. Nose is fruity and malty with hints of citrus (tangerine, grapefruit) and floral hops. Taste is fruity, a bit on the sweet side, with a nice bitter and citrussy (grapefruit) finish. Probably served slightly too warm. Nice, but I have a feeling it could be in better condition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2006
[Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm] Amber colour. Aroma from grassy hops and a bit phenolic. Sweetish, soft mouthfeel, bit soapy flavour with notes of pomegranate. Pretty big body at this abv-level. Light-medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2006
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Brownish amber. Strong earthy, grassy and almondy aroma with touches of wood and peat. Dry earthy flavour with notes of dark chocolate, toffee and red apples. Rather full and robust body. Long dry, bitter aftertaste of soil, nuts and salt. Very nice full-bodied and tasty bitter served in perfect condition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
I didnt rate this beer too well. It’s a bit hoppy and malty but incredibly sour and the mouthfeel isnt wonderful. Fairly golden. Not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield 06/10/2003 Golden coloured and very hoppy with lots of sour fruit flavour. Lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2005
Bottle conditioned, courtesy of John White. Hazy gold, good lasting white head and low condition. Gentle sweet yeast and fruity malt aromas, quite thin and dry in the mouth with a touch of graininess, a low hop note and a vague suggestion of mustiness. Short and slightly yeasty in the finish.

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