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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4570) - 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 (9507) - 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 (6260) - 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 (11050) - 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 (10176) - 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 (1207) - 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).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2150) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2007
500 ml bottle. Rich golden reddish colour with a slight haze. Tall white creamy head. Lightly acidic apricot aroma. Light, almost watery, texture. Light hop bitterness, but the finish is really drying and leaves the mouth very dry. The beginning is really nice, but finishes rather dull.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5271) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2007
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 5.3%. Golden colour, hazy. Large and lasting off-white head. Nice hoppy / citrussy aroma. The flavour is also distinctly hoppy throughout, but there is also a noticeable presence of alcohol - in a blind test I would have guessed that the beer was somewhat stronger than 5.3%. There’s a moderate sweetness in the background. Moreish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Cask handpull at Waterend Barn, St Albans. Copper colour with creamy cream head. Beer is fine. Decent juicy fruity malt. Decent hop on finish. Above average bitter. Good bitterness.


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