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


on tap

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1304) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
Bottle 500ml.Ready to go colour,small head,stale,small dark fruits,it was ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2013) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2004
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Amber coloured with good white head, nice lacing. Light, malty, hoppy and fruity. Good, had a few.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
Cask@Catford Beer festival. Malty and thn, dry hops in the finish, bready, but boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2004
Deep ruby red colour. The aroma is malty and a bit bready. Fruit leads on the palate, with some hops coming through in the middle. However, it falls away at the end into a soft, somewhat unassertive finish. Not bad, but not exceptional. Everything about this is a bit restrained and made no great impression on me. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Catford Beer Festival, 2004.
Deep amber colour strong alcohol flavour. Strong bitterness and decent flavour. This beer was the first to stand out in the dull crowd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11294) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Plough, Adderbury. Golden beer with soapy head. Thick honey like flavour with a light fresh hop note. Vanilla malt base, orange fruity. Pretty reasonable bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20934) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Hazy dark amber. Sweet and fruity with soft mouthfeel. Medium bitterness in a finish with some resiny hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4100) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2004
Hand pulled at The Anchor, Birmingham. Scummy, pondlike topping to this amber coloured beer, with a malty aroma. Rich, milky, hoppy ale: fresh, light and tasty. Well balanced and extremely clean across the palate with little start or finish. A rather good session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014
March, 2004 Crown & Thistle, Gravesend. Ginger coloured. A fairly average orange flavoured best bitter with a subdued hopping. Decently drinkable but quite dull. [2.7]
March, 2014 Good Intent, Rochester. Gravity. Liked this. After some not too great beers during the earlier part of the evening (with Dan), it was something of a relief to drink a well balanced if unremarkable beer. Nice hop arrangement on top of solid pale malt. [3.0]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3819) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Now, this is a bitter to help me forget about all those mediocre British bitters! Cough syrup aroma, though not unpleasant (is that a contradiction? No, I happen to like some cough syrups!). Substantial, attractive flavors of caramel, vanilla, hazlenut, honey, grape, and some alcohol. Unnoteworthy amber appearance, but forget about that, the real pleasure is when it is in your mouth. A little thin, but deeply satisfying. (on tap, Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford)

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