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


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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.

Rob_D_UK's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, - AUG 15, 2014
Pours mahogany with a creamy head. Bit of fruit in the aroma and a bitter taste with a bit of sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
On cask. Pour is light brown with slight red tints. Aroma and flavor of slight malt, toffee, and herbal hops. Finish has some light fruit. Easy to drink a lot of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pricey290483 (729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
dark reddish appearance with fruity coming through on the aroma with caramel and a little nutty on the taste slight bitter at the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1249) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 6, 2014
Cask (gravity pour) at Backwell Village Club, Bristol. Bronze with medium off white head. Malty aromas with nutty caramel to the fore and light floral hops. Flavour similar to the nose with a decent hop bitterness. Smooth quaffable palate with low carbonation. A fine ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
C ask @ some dive pub in Bridport Dorset: typical ESB ,basically butterscotch and apples ! Pretty fucken cloying palate! This style bores the balls out of me!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ThePubDirector (1) - Taunton, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
A delicious, flavoursome beer that is almost too easy to drink. Great mahogony colour. I will always give top marks to a beer that I would drink again and again and highly recommend. A desert island pub must for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask; brown with golden tints; thin creamy slightly off white head; taste is sweetish, thick, chewy malt, caramel, ripe woody hedgerow fruit; some ripe lemony notes; earthy hops give background balance; malts predominate in the finish; quite moreish; a good, full flavoured, malty special bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (352) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Mid-brown bitter ale and perhaps a little sweet for some. Not much hop flavours in evidence and even less aroma but it has a nice palate and is perfectly drinkable without over-taxing the tastebuds. Not in the Premier League but decent enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Cask at the Who’dhavethoughtit, Glastonbury, 5th June 2011. Hazy copper with a line of head. Taste of stewed malt & toffee, cold tea. Again, a dull beer! Not as sweet as the Dorset Gold but the only sign of hops is a hint of balance and a tightening of the tongue. Nose has hints of band-aid and plaster dust. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
From cask/gravity at the cosy & tiny Newport Ale House, Isle of Wight 24 Jan 14. Dark golden. No foam. The aroma is peaches with some cowstable. The flavor is sweet fruit with some almond. OK - but a bit boring.

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