Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask: Regular.
Introduced in 1982 at 5% abv.
Light golden, award-winning beer with a full, malty flavour which is soft and crisp, leading to a sweet, fruity aftertaste and soft, citrus nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theboyollie (5) - St Mellons, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004 does not count
I urge you all to go and sit in the Pendle Witch pub in Atherton (sandwiched between Wigan and Bolton) owned by Moorhouses. Sup away with your eyes shut and you could be forgiven for thinking you were actually in heaven. I recommend you go to this pub for their beer bash (which is held over the same weekend as the CAMRA Bent and Bongs Beer Bash held in Athertons Formby Hall which starts on the last Thursday of January). Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 apple and banana on the nose with a creamy citrus and honey flavour. full of hints of raisins and fruit with a dry bitter finish. I was a bit nervous rating this as was one of the first real ales i ever had. Yep its still as good as always.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (373) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 Really excellent strong English beer. Lovely malt flavours. One of the best I?ve ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5168) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
Pale orange colour. Rich silky texture. Slightly sweet and fruity but with a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Very clear, well kept real ale. Rich head that keeps almost all the way. Malty and a bit on the sweet side. Easily downed. Too easy for this strength, almost.Nice, slightly fruity/flowery aftertaste from the hops. Can I have anothother of this, please, Mr Barman?!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
Cask gravity Dover BF 06. Copper with thin head. Nice fruit, very drinkable. Good premium bitter. Could drink a lot of this. Good balance, well made beer (as SilkTork wouldn’t say)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2010
cask at AGBell ... orange amber ... thin creamy white head ... soft sweet orange fruity nose ... juicy creamy ovaltine malts ... big fruit ... really quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford. Poured a clear, deep golden colour, with a dense white head and excellent lacing. Interesting aroma of berries, flowery hop and cloves. Initial flavours of peppery hop, caramel, biscuit and grass. Finish was hop resin, straw and lingering spice. A rather unique brew; still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2006
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Colour is amber, with a dense off-white head, staying for quite a while. Nose is fruity and sweet (almost honey scented) with apricots, oranges and mandarin. Hints of sewage as well. Taste is fruity with grapefruit and caramel, rather sweet. Ends with a long bitter finish, filled with dusty, flowery hops. Malty, full body. Surprisingly sweet, but I can’t resist the lovely hoppy finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoozyBugger (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Tasted at Chelmsford beer festival 08. Rich maltiness with a light hop finish. All in all a decent pint

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