Brewed by Palmers
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bridport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available in pasteurised bottle.
Full bodied, rich and malty, with a distinctive hop character. First brewed in 1994 to celebrate 200 years of brewing at Palmers. So popular that it is now our flagship premium ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
6 Sweet malty aroma
3 Deep orange, small head
6 Pear drops, very estery and a bit chemical.
3 Soft palate, carbonation low. Apple flaws in the finish.
10 This went wrong somewhere before reaching the glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small and lacing white head. Aroma is caramelish and butter. Rather malty flavoured with a distinct butterish note. Sweet and caramelish finish. Ends dry.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010
13th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear amber beer with a little suddy white head. Some sulfur on the nose! Light semi dry palate. Fresh dry fruit with some toffee malt. Tastes okay but the nose is very offputting!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerForFear (20) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
This is awful canít stand these complex heavy tasting ales. There is flavours of caramel and a dark roasted nutty flavour but it feels old and stale. nasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23355) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty butterscotch aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9164) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2009
bottle, Darts Farm Topsham, Exeter, Devon. Hazy amber-brown colour, mid-sized beige head. Fruity nose. Medium-bdoeid, pleasantly malty with lots of fruit (orange, mango) and lots of caramel - interesting and pleasant combination. A fine brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (5002) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden appearance and quite heavily pasteurized which seems to have taken away any trace of a taste. Slightly burnt flavour but no other identifiable taste.Think after 200 years they could have done better than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle. Stale and sweet, with a slightly dusty mouthfeel, which is also a bit sticky. Slightly stale and cardboardy. Slightly raisiny fruityness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 Bottled. Red amber, lacy, creamily headed. Overly clean, butterscotchy filtered fizz that would be a fine beer in cask form. Aroma caramelised, metallic, sickly and nutty. Hops strangled and struggling to poke through. Flavour improves on that with more caramel, crumbled digestives and green tea-like hops.Yep, itís taken me a while to pinpoint that flavour, but itís green tea dregs all the way. Not sure if thatís from the hops and malt, or an off-taste produced by pasteurisation. Doesnít bother me so much now Iíve identified it. Sweetly biscuity afters. Just finding these pasteurised bottles of English bitter increasingly annoying and difficult to drink....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mogoot (1) - ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
Aroma not dissimilar to a rich barleywine, showing caramel and coffee. Good bitterness, contrasted with some sweet caramel notes. Good length of flavour. Dominated by caramel and molasses but lifted by citric notes. Very well balanced.

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