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Newmans Last Lion of Britain

Formerly brewed at Celt Experience

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A fine example of a well balanced strong ale. Reddish-brown in colour with a moderate head, ’Last Lion of Britain’ has a very special aroma of red fruit and caramel with subtle earthy hops. The flavour is characterised with sweet malt and fruit ending with a smooth and dry finish. A rewarding drink for ale enthusiasts!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9851) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Bronze with an off-white foam. Aromas are toffee and weetabix malts with some toasted notes. Raisins and bready yeast with pear and citrus. Flavours are sweet malts with dried autumn fruits. Dry with earthy hops and a fruity, lightly bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11370) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottled. dark amber coloured. Unclear. Small beige dense head. ARoma of sweetness, fruits and some spice and vague caramel. Flavour of fruits, caramel and sugar. Medium bodied. Dry fruity bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is fairly fruity with some breadiness, earthiness and dark fruit. Flavor is of the dark fruit, some rye bread like notes, a buttery taste, the earthiness and some faint citric notes in the initial sip. The body is light to medium with a slightly dry mouthfeel. Overall a solid ESB, though not anything out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. herbal notes. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Watery palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NosirIwont (2352) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with an off-white head. Aroma is malty, dusty and fruity. Feels heavy. Flavour is dusty, metallic and malty. A bit of grainy alcohol in there somewhere in the background. Finish is bitter, malty and sweet. Okay, but a bit ’too much’. 17.02.11.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark red amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted -.caramel, dark fruity, malt extract, light roasted, light yeasty, phenol notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dark fruity, dark sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110210]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16772) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle from Jaco. Medium head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, hops, fruits and notes of wood.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4445) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2009
Cask @ some bar, London. Brown colour, beige head. Aroma has fruits and malts. Flaour is more sour, with toeasted and caramel malts. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Cask at FFTMC, Oxford with Casey 10-07-08 Pours conker brown. Casey pointed out that this has a sightly turpentine element to the nose, he was spot on. Malty sweet flavour that disapears quickly. There is an element of syrupy fruitiness bit of dusty hop, lacking in bitterness. Its got that ’here today, gone tomorrow’ quality and whilst its ok for a 5% beer I felt a little short changed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 23/6/08. Pale chestnut coloured with a moderate, off-white head. Aroma of barley sugar, red fruits and grassy hops. Flavour had a sweet, slightly syrupy edge with crystallised fruit and a decent bitter finish. Enjoyable - good to see Newmans’ beers have held up after the move to Wales.

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