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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: 266   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
felsenpils (106) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
A very nice English ale. Deep clear orange color, nice foam, good clean English ale aroma. Nice balanced taste with a little malty caramel aftertaste. Hops just in the background as they should be. Very refreshing, you could drink a lot of this. All of you out there expecting a hopped up American west coast citrus beer will be disappointed. This is traditional English ale, not an abomination of the style. If you cannot appreciate this beer, then your beer palate is not nearly as refined as you thought.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Threesons75 (1) - USA - MAR 30, 2013 does not count
There is nothing more refreshing than a nice cold one after a long day at the office. Founders Ale is very refreshing, not too bitter just right love this beer. I clean out the shelve every time I go to the store.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3478) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a bright copper with a short lived head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of hops. Flavor is smooth and well balanced with a hint of hops throughout. The minimal carbonation makes this beer a pleasure to drink. Break out the shepherds pie or bangers and mash to go with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Single bottle purchased from a small independent in Hanalei, Kauaíi on 04/10/2012. Colour: Medium dark with minimal head. Nose: Chocolate malt and lots of it. Tree bark and some earthy notes. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. Wow, crazy smooth mouthfeel with warmed butterscotch and rice puddings, rye grain and malt. Slick and top notch stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a clear copper with an off white creamy head that fades quickly. A distinctly dried apricot bouquet that acts as a spoiler for what will, ultimately, stimulate the palate. Lovely tangerine and dried apricot that drops abruptly to expose a mild tartness at the beerís finish. Extremely drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morrdt (682) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Draft beer from TacoMac in Huntersville, NC. Pours a nice amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is very hoppy with some malt notes. Taste is all malt with a slight hint of the hops on the end. This beer is very smooth to drink and very easy drinking as well. I can only hope the beer bottle version is the same. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Classic amber-colored beer with a thin but well-laced head. The aroma is sweet and lightly caramel. But the flavor is very much caramel-based, but very well balanced by a nice tight hoppy finish. I enjoyed this very much. (#4539, 3/25/2012)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1403) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Tasted 12oz bottle into a nucleated pint glass. It poured a clear, medium copper color, darker and redder than standard Newcastle, with off-white foam. Truly excellent head-retention and Belgian lace--look at all that protein! Nice mild English hops aroma: earthy, citrusy, flowery, plus nuts and hints of bread, caramel, fruity English ale yeast esters. Hefty caramel malt sweetness with a tangy hops balance, very nutty, tannin-y, and some grain bitterness which dried it out. It had that distinctly English-style mineral hardness/chalkiness equalized by subtle acidic sharpness, similar to standard Newcastle. Light body, moderate carbonation, lingering tart and nutty aftertaste, almost lager-like finish. I think this beer has been receiving very unfair ratings; what were people expecting, Arrogant Bastard or something? This is a tasty, authentic Pub Bitter, the kind of beer C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien drank. Itís not the boldest of styles, but I really enjoy these. It reminded me of a Fullers brew, which is high praise in my book. Iíll keep buying more of this while it lasts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, light-medium orange with a creamy, sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up clean, toasted caramel and bready notes with light, fresh floral and grassy hoppage around.. a kiss of honey right on the back of the nose.. I really enjoyed it. The flavor found bread and honey at the core, with fresh grassy bitterness around.. dry, especially toward the back with sweetness balanced well against the light bitterness. Lighter-bodied and crisp on the palate with moderate-plus carbonation.. good feel and flow. Well done!


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