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


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19808) - 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 (3897) - 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 (5254) - Rochester, Kent, 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 (3713) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2002
Smooth texture, with a very hoppy taste. The fruity taste combines well with its floural smell.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4277) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2002
Very still beer with a thick head. The aroma for a bitter is very fruity, and its taste is hoppy with fruit aftertones that leave a tingle in the mouth. The beer is different and a lot better than many of the bland beers of this style.

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