Brewed by Rhymney
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Unfiltered.
"Our strongest ale to date. A heady flavour from a combination of six malts, carefully and skilfully mixed by hand, which we believe provides an ale of exceptional character. Full bodied yet rounded, serious but eminently quaffable".

cluny6's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - APR 13, 2009
Average in all aspects. Dark golden with large, creamy head. Light malts and hops. Average but enjoyable. c+

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1544) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
A mid copper coloured beer with a thick off white head. A dusty malt aroma, nutty and a touch of spice which brings in a hint of hop. Dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off dry, malty and nutty, the woody, vanilla spice then comes in. This is then followed by a tart, pithy citrus fruit peel, slightly grassy hop flavour that lingers on into a lengthy finish. Bottle from Lidl, Fakenham.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle, from Lidl. Golden brown, thin short lived white head and gentle condition. Sweet caramel and a gentle earthy hop note in the nose, full bodied in the mouth with an initial malty sweetness quickly balanced by a hoppy bitterness that develops into peppery spice, finish has a slight burnt toffee note and a little woodiness lingering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightylazza (66) - - OCT 21, 2015
Dark amber ale with a malty aroma, toffee malt flavour with a malty hopped finish. A decent if unexceptionable traditional bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (4330) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Clear brown colour. Not much of an aroma. Mild malty flavour. Seems to lack some depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (408) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint. Good looking reddish amber beer with a thick, creamy, cream coloured head that leaves good lacing on the glass. The aroma evokes dry leaves and damp wood, as well as maybe just a hint of citrus. The taste has plenty of bitterness with burnt caramel flavours as well as some marmalade and a little sweetness on the late palate. Smooth sipping, this was a decent, robust bitter that I quite enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3350) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark copper beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma is malts and caramel. Taste is caramel, malts and some smokef meat. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2015
Cask at Central Bar, Shepherds Bush. Clear golden/copper beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, some grassy hops. Malty caramel flavor, grassy hops, grapes, some citrus. So so...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Brought back to USA from Wales. Enjoyed during the Cowboys postseason game in a pint glass. Cloudy amber with almost no head. Very tasty malty sweet flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (4033) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear deep amber, thin off-white head, malty aroma, very good speckled lacing, nice caramel malty flavour with a sweet malty aftertaste, my kind of beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (2152) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
On cask at Reginald Mitchell (JDW), Hanley. Pours red brown with off white head. Caramel tones and well balanced ESB. Much better than I was expecting.

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