Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
South Stoke, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle conditioned. Sterile filtered and then re-seeded with fresh yeast.
Ingredients: Roast malts, whole English aroma hops.
"A subtle red beer dominated by neither malt sweetness nor extreme hops."

patxa's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patxa (204) - - JUL 25, 2012
What’s up with all those low ratings? This is not a pretentious beer. Good value for a English pale ale. Appareance, perfect for what it is. Aroma, almonds and nuts. Not oily though. And well, I know, not the best palate, not the best balance, but this is a good beer for what is. All of you rating it with low notes, is not a damn mikkeller!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NallePalle (345) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml, Buddy’s, Uppsala. Overall pleasant, well balanced. Burnt sugar in aroma. Actually not that bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3152) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2015
bottle @ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Clear medium amber color, frothy ivory head, splashes of lace. Aroma of malt and floral hops. Taste is crisp malt that adds carbonation on the swallow, then is joined by floral hops in a long finish. Both malt and hops are done with discretion, while continuing to have enough flavor to satisfy. A solid mild English ESB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (3915) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
Fra flaske (bb. 290513) på RBHD-treff hos OG: lett uklar gylden med kort hvitt skum. Mynteaktig aroma med sjokoladesnev, her nevnes After Eight. Tørr bitterhet og tørr ttersmak, smakte egentlig gammelt og ufriskt. Må prøves i frisk utgave en gang, og gjerne before eight.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost clear dark golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is nice, inviting flowery hops. Taste is moderate sweet earthy and cellar malts. Weak dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at RBHD gathering, March 2015. Misty deep golden body with an off-white film. Minty chocolate and wooden and earthy notes on the nose. Sharp carbonation. Dry, metallic with earthy notes. Light to medium bodied. Overdue with a best before date in 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2182) - NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD at OGJ’s 03.03.15. Golden. Off-white head. Mint-chocolate in aroma. Also in taste, combined with hops and fresh fruits. Good drinkability, particularly after eight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (7428) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
500 ml bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, mild fruit character, a mild hop profile, with light bitterness, seemed older and rather bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle at home. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Sweet and mild malt straw aroma. Thinbodied and somewhat watery malt caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5927) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
A little more hops makes this a little better than the Oxfordshire for me. Pours amber, a little light than Oxfordshire ESB. Light citrus dose here, texture is a little cloying. Cask at Churchkey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Light amber with an off-white head. Bit of bread, bit of earth, bit of straw, bit of vomit, bit of caramel, bit mellow, bit bland, bit boring. Dull for the strength.

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