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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!!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7360) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 1, 2008
Half, cask conditioned at great Turf Tavern in Oxford. Clear amber body under a filmy white layer. Smell of dried fruit. Apricot jam and marmalade taste with a bitter fruity finish. Good mouth feel and well bodied (17.03.2008)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (682) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2007
hay, dough, golden, hazy, frothy, medium body, average carbonation, Rather nice light beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5876) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2007
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 16 Dec 2007) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of orange, grapefruit and earthy hops. Fruity taste with orange peel, grapefruit and generous doses of earthy hops in the finish. Nicely balanced beer with a lovely hop character.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
500ml bottle @ Cardinal. Slightly hazy orange body with a dense off white head. Aroma is vague citrus and grain. Flavor is malty and a bit fruity with hint of citrus/hops. Medium body, not very outstanding, just a nice, well balanced ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Cask (Draper’s Arms, Peterborough) Light gold, sparkler head. Huge malty taste. Very welcoming.
Rerate: (6-4-7-3-12=3.2)
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Dry hoppy aroma, a touch floral and some honey. Deep orange. Full body, low carbonation, but sticky on the tongue. Apple in the thaste. Simple bitter taste, bitter hops. And light roasted grains too. Maybe not in tip-top condition when I got to it, but still good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (5965) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2007
Big offwhite shiny lasting head with some really big bubbles. Hazy dark yellow body. Harmonic medicinal/herbal hoppy aroma with thin mealy malty notes. Dry golden malty taste with herbal hop notes. Dry resiny aftertaste. Nice, uncomplicated session beer. (0.5l bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (9929) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle at cardinal, stavanger. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, apple, hop. Flavour is dry, fruit, apple, citrus, hop. Ok beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Cask @ JDW, Crystal Palace, Aug 07: Cream soda nose, Caramel hue, Smooth medium body, malt and hops in great combination to give a good balance with a dry finish. I’ll be going back for more.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2007
Københavnske Øldage 07. Bottle. Golden with a light fruity (apple) aroma. The flavour has the same, a bit monotonous notes, maybe also a bit of citrus. The finish has a rather dry, light bitterness. 2146

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1069) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
A mid orange brown coloured beer with a thickish white head. A weak hoppy nose, with an underlying malty aroma. A dry taste, spicy hop flavourwith a biscuity slightly sweet malty flavour. The finish is dry. (Cask - The Globe, King’s Lynn, Norfolk).


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