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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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A full-bodied pale ale, it’s sweet rather than bitter, with some caramel and fruit notes.


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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jdskinns (203) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Golden color with a little hint of orange. White head dissipates quickly. Aroma is similar to Newcastle Brown but with more hops. That same caramel kind of aroma though. Taste follows the aroma pretty much exactly. Light to medium body. Not terrible, but won’t be buying again.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Kinda nice if indescript. Couldn’t really tell what the style was. English pale works. Caramel and light earthy and spicy hops. Nothin special but easy to put down. "

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - SEP 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-22-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a medium amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass Smell - The aroma is mainly of a malty and bready aroma. Mixed with these are some sweeter caramel as well as some lighter fruit notes of apple. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and biscuit malt flavor mixed with a sweet caramel flavor upfront. Some light roasted malt flavors develop more toward the middle, only to fade more toward the end. As the light roasted flavors come and go so too comes some fruity flavor of an apple and pear taste. These stay very light and only aid in enhancing the bready and biscuit flavors and serve as a backdrop to the caramel. In the end a light herbal hop flavor comes to the tongue, leaving a rather crisp and smooth flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather crisp and on thinner side with a medium to slightly lower level of carbonation. A bit more carbonation may have been slightly better for accentuating the crisp taste of the brew, but overall it was a decent feel as the thinner body made it quite refreshing. Overall – Rather crisp and refreshing. Quite easy to drink but nothing too exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Slight bitterness that lingers for some time. A bit bland at first but more flavours developed over time. Quite reasonable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
From the bottle this poured a clear pale golden amber body with a bubbly eggshell head that soon reduced to something less than a film. The key word to this ale is "light." Light on aroma, body, and flavor. The nose held a light sweetness, a light earthiness, and an even lighter touch of caramel. The light flavor was white bread with a mild (read, "light") earthy bitterness. Light rating.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Rated on 5-15-2012 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small white head with a short retention, gold transparent body, fast rising, fizzy carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt and hops. The flavor is lightly bitter, hops, sweet, and malt. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and thin. This is a light bodied beer. There is not much character to this beer. It is a pretty straightforward beer...malt and hops. The end.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle at home. The best thing I can say about this is it was 59p. Poured a light amber brown wuth a thin off white head. Typical English caramel malts, little fruity hops. Not for me thanks all the same.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is sweet and fruity with some husky grain with a minimal hop note. The flavor is a little overly sweet for my tastes, it’s like watery caramel with just a light bitterness on the finish. This doesn’t do anything for me at all. Light bodied and a bit watery with fizzy carbonation. I really don’t care for all the grape juice like fruitiness in here. I’ll pass on a second chance to try this one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. dingy copper with small head. some bready malt, but rather thin with very mild hops. where’s the bitterness?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle - Copper Bronze in colour - Malty; sweet toasty malts, light toffee. Fruity; apple. Hoppy; some grassy hops. Sweet malty fruity throughout. Drying finish. Not particularly exciting. Drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
raymow (821) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Really not that good. I love Newcastle Brown Ale so I bought a case of this but I was really disappointed!


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