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Brewed by Milton
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cambridge, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Cask; Occasional. Part of the Seven Wonders Range.
Pale and hoppy, this well balanced bitter beer belies its powerful strength and can surprise the unwary!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
A - Fruity citrus and alcohol A - Medium gold with thick creamy head A - Quite sweet with sour citrus and an almost smokey bitter P - Medium and soft O - A tasty strong ale

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tobydarling (31) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2010
Cask, at the Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. Fantastic. One of the best Milton beers I’ve had - great malt / hop balance, with real hoppy attitude.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Amber with white head. Initially quite heavy on the toffee / caramel front, which then gives way to a little alcohol burn. Some sharpish hop notes with grapefruit pith showing through. Expected a little more from these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, March 2007. Didn’t seem very pale to me. Sort of orangey ginger colour. Slight oily hop aroma. Also some fruity, estery notes reminiscent of bubblegum or even wine gums. Quite flowery hops in the flavour with orange flesh / peel and some sweetish crystallised fruit. I can see what Mes is getting at with marmalade. Fairly light mouthfeel for 5.6% with only a modest bitterness. Certainly a tasty beer but maybe a touch short of grip. Pretty good anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2010
Cask - White Cliffs Festival 2010, Dover. A ruddy copper coloured beer with a pencil thin bubbly head and just a touch of body carbonation. Orange, apple peel and yeast on the nose but all a bit muddy. Sweet orange and toffee notes with a pithy bitterness. Strong and dry bitter finish, a medium body and soft mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 cask @ 2nd pembury festival. Pale orange. Fruity hoppy nose. Moderately bitter. Candied orange in the taste with hops and buttery toffee. Quite enjoyable. Nice start to the fest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Pembury Tavern. Wow, was not expecting this. Surprised the rates for this so for are a little lacklustre. Thought it was really well balanced and tasty. Great notes of marmalade and marzipan (Battenburg) in the flavour. Finish is hoppy and rather great. In fact the hops creap in in waves. Lovely and creamy. Bags of character for and English beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2007
Cask handpull at Pembury Tavern, Hackney. Amber colour with bubbly beige head. Some hop, bit of staleness, but is soon fades (was actually towards end of barrel, went off soon afterwards). Whisky malt in mouth, similar in flavour to the Sparta, nice tangerine. Good strong bitter, dryish finish. Another well made beer from Milton

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A copper coloured beer. The aroma is fruity and juicy citrus. The taste is also fruity with orange notes and alcohol coming through. A little warming and acceptable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2004
Cask@The Oakdale Arms, Harringdon, N. London. Sweetish, slightly sticky, resiny mouthfeel. Toffee and orange/mandarin flavours, some raw alcohol in the finish, not bad, a bit sticky.


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