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.

DruncanVeasey's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, - APR 29, 2012
Bottle off Helen and Keith. Bronze-gold with a fine, well-retained white foam. Very English, Bateman’s-esque aroma with a soft, aniseed-like rub of hop and hints of toffee, butter and spiced apple. Full and soft with a dominant almond and aniseed spiciness; hints of chalk and cream, a stir of Twiglet. Well-brewed, inoffensively bland bitter with a strong lager-like almond presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Cask in the White Swan, Readham, Suffolk. Amber with a fading off white head. Mild citrus aroma. The taste is sweet with citrus and a little apricot. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (958) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of fruity malt, some caramel, raisin, subtle chocolate, maybe some grapefruit and earthy hops. Taste of caramel, raisin, biscuit, subtle chocolate and some spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A good, earthy bitterness in the finish. A solid ESB, tastes similar too a fruit and nut chocolate bar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose, Stevenage. Golden with a thin head. Has a good malt-hop balance with a small fruitiness throughout, and an easy drinking texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6189) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 12, 2015
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich smooth woody hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. An easy drinking session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Light red fruit notes, malt, caramel. Taste is light sweet, nutty. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3330) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Amber beer with a medium frothy head. Aroma is malts and a little dried fruit. Taste is malts, dried fruit and a little fruit cake. Ok beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2015
(cask) clear golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of vanilla and green apple, with a hint of pear, some yeast and marzipan. flavour is rather sweet, with some big notes of caramel, some more green apple, light alcohol, anise and banoffee pie. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6484) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle at home split with Sarah picked up from Waitrose. Aroma is caramel raisin bread, gooey bread and butter pudding, some mineral. Light amber colourd pour with a thin white head. Flavour is grainy, caramel, biscuit, woody twig, dried fruits and berry, Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation and slightly grainy on the tongue. Decent ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1763) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
On cask at Museum, Sheffield - Hazy amber body, thin white head. Nose is fruity and malty with hints of tangerine, grapefruit and some floral hops. Taste is fruity, if a little bit on the sweet side, with a nice bitter and grapefruit finish. Not a bad one really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Biscuit, pepper, floral, mineral, subtle syrup and raisin. Taste: Low/medium sweetness and sourness, low bitterness and a slight saltiness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering mildly dry, malty fruity, slight syrup finish. Comments: Very tasty and slight lace.

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