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Brewed by Rhymney
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

2.6
   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+


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (1884) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
Clear amber ale with typical English off-white foam head. Drinks don very smooth. Bit weak aroma and small bitter taste, but a great English (excuse me Welsh) bitter. Perfect. (Swansea 201312)

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
50cl bottle thanks to Lewis. Pours amber with a slim head. The nose has mainly malty and slightly astringent. The taste has some honey and malt. The palate is close to medium bodied with a fairly rich texture and a finish which isn’t too bad, even if not refreshing. Overall, solid but not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark red/amber colour with little to no head, and no lacing either. Smells faintly alcoholic and malty. Tastes of medium to dark malts and some nice fruity English hops. Well balanced out with a bit of booziness too. Overall a nice drop.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
5.0% deep amber colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, dry fruity taste, not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2012
The head is ok, the body brown. The taste is fruity, a bit raisin sweet. OK! 11/11/12/11/-/11

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2924) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
Looks flat but has an excellent fruity taste coupled with a pleasant bitter afterthought.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
500ml brown glass bottle from Tesco, Swansea. Roasty strong bitter. Sweet malt. Very nice. Like a stronger version of the regular bitter. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours clear amber with a tight, foam head. Ripe fruits and faint toast in the aroma. Light toffee, mild citrus bitters in the flavor. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Subtle leaves in the finish, good and light brown sugar. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
Cask at Stortford Beer Festival 2011. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and sulphur.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle from Tesco Extra, Bridgend, Wales, 21.08.11 Pours dark amber good clarity, white head. Tastes pasteurised too me, soft in mouth but fruity with a decent tang and a dryness at the edge. Malty with some caramel flavours, it’s ok but I’m not a big fan. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0


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