Brewed by Moles
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Melksham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A chestnut coloured premium ale, using only the best English malt and hops; fruity and malty with a smooth bitter finish.

Lunkie's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1620) - Glen Iris, - JAN 31, 2014
Herbal malt spice aroma. Fair head & lacing clear amber colour. Malt fruit herbal spice flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Leeds Beer Festival 2015. Copper with a small head. Has a sweetened malt character and is an easy drinking session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1494) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow on the 2nd July 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale mahogany in colour with a thin creamy off white head. Short intensity of malt on the nose with hints of berry fruits. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a digestive biscuit base with raisins and toffee fudge sweetness coming through. There is a damp earthy hop prickle present in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty and sweet with dry oak cask notes and a subtle sherry flavour noted at the end. A decent session ESB in the old traditional style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2252) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Pint from the Raven, Bath. Slightly hazy amber brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is malts, fruit, and caramel. Taste the same. Smooth palate with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1514) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2014
Dan Murphy’s bottle (1-Feb-2014) Sweet light toffee malt aroma.Dark amber low head suds lace.Sweet candy lemon flavour.Toffee malt herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2687) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2013
Fiery orange body; sparsely carbonated and not quite bright. Short, compact, off-white crown is mostly lasting. Sweet, sticky caramelised citrus dominates the nose with just enough balance of toasted malt and floral pot pourri coming through. Quite juicy, citric and fresh on the palate. Level of earthy and grassy hops in back, moderately bitter, before a dry, orange and rose petal finish. Lighter than expected body, oily in feel with soft carbonation. Balanced and clean. Nothing but an easy drinker, so no whinges this way come. Not bad! (50cL, BB 15/01/14, Thirsty Camel Beechboro)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2038) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2013
300713. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma crystal malts, toffee. Slightly sweet body. Medium light. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5182) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear chestnut brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Slightly grassy and herbal hoppy aroma, caramel malty background, a touch of peppermint. Taste is herbal hoppy, a touch of citrus and peppermint, subtle, minimally sweet caramel malty undertones; minimally metallic touch in the slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (13601) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 29/12/12. Lightly hazed mid brown with a thin off white head that retains well as a solid film. Nose is malts, fruit, candied sugars, caramel. Taste comprises malt, fruits, a little sugar. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, nice and smooth on the palate with a little bitterness in the finish. Ok/Average stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2547) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 14, 2012
Cask @ Abbey Inn, Kinloss 131212
Light copper brown, clear, thin white head, good lacing
Aroma - caramel malts, toffee malts, light nose
Taste - caramel malts, rich toffee malts, soft sweet malts, some dark fruits, quite a rich flavour
Palate - medium body, fairly oily texture. Finish - lingering soft bitter hops, fairly sweet rich toffee malts, some fruity bitterish English hops coming through and a touch of digestive biscuit, some dryness
Overall - This is a decent bitter - it was in very good condition which no doubt helped

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