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Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Heywood, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask; Seasonal - September & October

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
Blond appearance. Sweet fruity aroma and taste with some orangey citrus. Texture is thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2713) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow (this beer is now 4.5% according to the pumpclip) - golden ale, good white head with a slight haze, citrus hop aroma, grapefruit flavour counterbalanced with sweetness from the malt, very easy to drink, nice, good temperature, moderate carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3480) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Oct 2011: Hand pulled pint in the excellent Cock Hotel, Wellington, Shropshire. Orangey pale hue to the amber body, on top a thin white head that refused to leave any lacing and became just a wisp after two sips. The smells were of semi-sour grapefruits, with some sugar cane esters for good measure. The taste also had the grapefruit citrusy feel to it, not so much sugar as the smell though: a slightly bitter aftertaste (hops?) took away the sourness of the grapefruit but didn’t detract from the overall flavours enough to ruin the beer in any way. Different, but not really exciting enough for me to have two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2009
cask some where ... light hazy amber ... light fruit hop nose .. soapy grapefruit .. dry bitter linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
Cask at the Alexandra Hotel, Derby - ABV 4.5%. Gold with a thin white head; heady perfumed flora aroma; strong citrus taste with a well-balanced sweetness; tart grapefruit finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Bar Fringe, Manchester 02/11/2002 Golden coloured and pale with some sour fruit flavour. Slightly dry full hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2003
(cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden) Amber colour with some haze. Sweet aroma, hints of pears and oranges? Bitter grapefruity flavour with some papery and sour citrus notes. Long bitter finish. One-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Pale orange slightly hazy. Very citrusy nose. Sweet and mild, rounded but too sugary with harsh medicinal salty bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2002
A "bitter by numbers". Good but no great shakes. Hey, I would happily drink it again.

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