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Heineken UK
Brewed at Thomas Hardy Burtonwood

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A full-bodied pale ale, itís sweet rather than bitter, with some caramel and fruit notes.


2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RyanK (215) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a goldish amber with a large white foam head that is extra frothy and slow to dissipate. Beer smells of little hops, flat taste and metal. It reminds me of trying to figure the smell of the Gennesse Bock, its more like a lager than pale ale. Not terrible, a watery beer with light hops and a little sweetness. Has a metal-ish taste at first but finishes a little sweet. Reminds me of the Bock and Yuengling Lager, better than Gennesse but below Yuengling. Not something Iíd go back too.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours light copper with a 2 finger creamy almost beige head. Light fruit and floral aromas with a touch of something like cinnamon. Light touch. Near med body. Flavor is very English. Floral and bitter. Thereís touches of fruit and metal, and the ever popular light caramel. It is dry - compared to Newcastle Brown. Maybe a Scottish version of an English bitter. Nice ongoing mild spice into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Smell is a little iron and earth, wet leafy substances. Tastes a little metallic but also earthy; what do I mean? Moderate bitterness, low-to-moderate sweetness (at least while cold). This sample retains a fine-bubbled head for a while, very slowly dissipating. Dark amberish and clear. The aroma is really too delicate. This seems fresh and is OK, but really, cask ales like this are heaven to smell and this takes you partway there. This has solid earthy, vegetal bitterness without being off, and I like it. Purchased from the fridge at Wine Works (affectionately known by some as Ye Olde Beer Shoppe), thank goodness!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours red-gold_crystal cleaar and sparkling. minimal off-white head...Aroma is green herbs,grass..Feel is crisp. Flavour is slightly woody, herbal, It tastes "green" not unripe, but fresh, with a hint of mint in there. It tastes like the colour of the label looks. Very enjoyable, refreshing, clean...definitely a new favourite. Donít understand the mediocre ratings for this beer.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TomTron (386) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a faint brown with a thin white head. Aromas of malt and yeast. Tastes funky with some breadiness and diacetyl, not pleasant. Leaves a sticky aftertaste that I could do without. Iíd have to say that I dislike this beer and canít really find anything going on with it that I would consider "good". This is right there with the Werewolf seasonal Newcastle released last year in being an overall awful beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
emacgee (4053) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a sharp clean copper amber with one finger of off white head. Nose is biscuity and bready with some diacetyl and wet papery hops. Grassy and buttery with a slightly metallic bitterness. Medium body with some acetaldehyde and other grossness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (3001) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet grassy malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SODAK14 (286) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Really nice tasting brew. Smooth taste, not hoppy at all. No bitter aftertaste as with some ales. A good one I wouldnít turn down and will order again. I think this one would go well with a meal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
12 oz. bottle - Pours a clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and herbal hops. Flavor is much of the same. Medium body. A decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On tap at the graduate in Davis. Looked all over, but it found me instead. Aroma is musty hops. Flavor is better, like a English bitter. Palate is thick and like syrup. At concert for David Nail!


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