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


on tap

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RATINGS: 58   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7322) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2484) - 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 (4203) - 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 (4186) - 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 (1496) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
Cask Real Ale tasted at Black Door. Soft malty nose. Pale brownish head. Clear golden color. Malty and hoppy fruity taste. At the end hop bitternes. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1640) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy some citrus and some hops flavor malts citrus spicy fruits and bitter in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3155) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Grass, fruits, bitterness and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (4480) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
Fra cask på Crosse Keys (JDW), Bank 20 Mai 11. Lysebrun. Nesten ikke skum. Aprikosaroma. Fruktig smak med innslag av fjøs. Ettersmaken er søt, tørr frukt.

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