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Brewed by Oxfordshire
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bicester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask, Regular;
A classic, strong beer with a generous warming flavour. The taste is deliciously fruity and malty with a lingering bitter aftertaste.


1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Koskela (281) - Marysville, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
A citrusy kinda tarty aromawith hints of sweet and bitterness. Its a hazy amber ale with a small offwhite head. A sweet bitter taste reminds me of a brew ive had before. Its a dry taste and the bitterness lingers. Not much for this taste but i have to say it is a bitter brew. Its not a hoppy bitter really. I get no hop aromas. Its a light/medium body that is surprizingly crisp. Overall not a bad brew for a bitter but not a beer for me

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark amber in colour, residue head. Aroma is very bready malt. The taste has a lot of dark ripe fruits, malts and caramel. A little too carbonated for my taste. This is a strong tasting beer. OK for a change.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5615) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy, orange amber, low head. Spicy aroma. Really nice fruity base with a good earthy, citric and grassy hop. Mellow chewy body. Great moreish beer.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours cloudy brown with slightly orange-red tint....minimal, soapy,off-white head. Almost no scent....just a little malt and wood. Taste is woody, caramel... Slightly nutty and fruity.... Mild, but a nice tasting beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Aroma has a malty core and firm notes of caramel and horehound. Pours a clear, dark copper with a fairly thick pale copper-tan head. Firm flavor has malty, caramel and horehound tones with just a whisper of honey. Smooth texture has average body and fizz, but leaves a satisfying finish. Overall, decent if not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. Nutty malt, oaky vinous, raisin aroma. Reminded me a bit of sherry. Brown with a ring of small bubbles. Malty, oaky vinous flavor just like the aroma, and a very mild bitterness in the finish. Smooth medium body, flat carbonation. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7793) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle from Greendale Farm. Hazy Brown, large beige head. Good malty Base with raisins, walnut, caramel and roasted malts. Very nice resiny-citrusy hops. Delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3804) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Aroma is fruit, malts and very slight vinous notes. The flavor is malts, grain sweetness, fruit and a relatively thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buggybill2003 (39) - - JUL 19, 2012
Lovely fruity nose with malty ovetones. Nice golden brown colour. I was pleasantly surprised with this one, I was decorating and needed a rest and a drink with my lunch and this hit the spot. really nice tasting bitter with slight fruity tones and pleasant bitter aftertaste. I shall try this again

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1135) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
500 mL bottle from Tesco poured into a pint glass at home. Short-lived bubby head on a fizzy orange/brown ale. Nicely hopped aroma. Lightly bitter, with some sweetness and subtle flavours. Reminds a little of Fullers 1845 though with a little less depth. Pretty good but a bit 1D.


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