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Brewed by RCH
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Weston-super-Mare, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A railway themed name after the name for two engines pulling a train. A golden brew made only with pale ale malt and goldings hops giving it a well balanced hoppy flavour. Very drinkable - beware!!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2009
Tasted 14/03/2009. 500ml bottle courtesy of BozoNZ. Rich golden liquid with a very slight yeast haze. Good head. Floral, minerally, zesty nose with a nice subdued malt weight underpinning it all. Big lemony herbal hop flavour through the mouth, jelly fruit, with a solid and smooth bitterness and a great Burton liquour character holding it together. Malt carries the great water, yeast and hop character in this beer but there isn’t anything anorexic about it... on the contrary, it’s glorious. Reminds me of Burton Bridge Empire Ale crossed with Moa Original - two of my favourite beers over the last year or two. There’s more to Weston-super-Mare than pasty limeys, Roald Dahl and John Cleese.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Light light unclear medium amber color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (120808)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle, 5.3% at ÅBF08. Weak malt aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Hoppy aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 20/6/08. Deep gold in colour with a slight white head. Aroma of caramel, elderflowers and citrus hops. Flavour began with a touch of sweet malt followed by spicy hops with a hint of pine. The finish was long and satisfyingly dry. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
(Real ale) Pours a little hazy, copperish colour. Very multi-dimensional taste. Has hops with notes of fruits and spices. A bit grassy end. Quite bitter. An excellent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2445) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
[cask] Sherry, oak, bourbony vanilla aroma. Almost clear deep gold with lasting bubbles on top. Boubon and vanilla are strong in the flavour together with a medicinal chocolate. Assertive bitterness that almost puts this beer off balance. Very low diacetyl. Light to medium body with a tiny bit of lasting bitterness. Slightly more carbonation than some other cask beers.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a small off-white head. Fruity tangerine aroma. Sweet and malty flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1745) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle Conditioned. A real orange body when poured. Good citrus hoppy, aroma. Plenty of fruit in the taste with hops with a noticeable dry bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity with caramel and mild hoppy notes. Ends with discrete bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Århus2008 50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Light hoppy aroma. Flavour is light hoppy with a light towards rather subdued fruity note. Mild bitterness and sweetness into the finish. Light dry and hoppy in the far finish.


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