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


on tap

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1390) - London, 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 (600) - 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 (237) - 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 (4167) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Cask at the Harp. Pours a clear amber colour. Aroma is rich, sweet malt loaf. Medium body. It's fruit cake - nutmeg, a little dark sugar and plums. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Bottled 15/08/13. A classic brown coloured beer with a little off-white head. A good sweet fruity beer with nice brown fruits. A decent length and boozy feel. A friendly sweeter bitter. Score 3.6
Subsequent rating also scored 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Cask at The Claret. It pours deep amber with a small white head. The nose is earth, light spice, wood and leather. The taste is caramel, wood, butterscotch, berry, earth, leather and some alcohol warmth with a dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. A decent ESB.

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