Brewed at Hepworth

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle conditioned as Blue. Cask as Oxfordshire Blue.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; whole leaf hops.
"Distinctively hoppy, lively, refreshing. Blue is the first bottle conditioned ale brewed deliberately to taste great chilled."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1766) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Pale golden and slightly hazy. Fresh aroma of ctirus fruits, sweet malts and grass. Flavour is bitter, grass and citrus. A tasty bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 17, 2011
Botella. Nice golden colour, big white head, ok lacing. Pleasant fresh fruity like hoppy floral aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of fruity like hops, good bitterness indeed, citrus and some maltiness. Good pleasant bitter fresh finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2967) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2011
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thin ivory head, with some lacing, over a cloudy dark gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is light grass, bit of cereal, slight toffee/caramel....taste is cereal, light toffee/caramel, finishing with a light bitterness....mouth feel light, carbonation low. This is a simple, rather boring beer. It is easily drinkable, but not in the least interesting. I wonder, with the heavy cloudiness, and very light hop presence, if the bottle is old. BJCP 7/2/11/4/6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5986) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle from Presporska pivoteka, Bratislava. Orange color with medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of Grapefruit, citrus hops, floral notes, spices. Taste, grapefruit, caramel, floral hops, spices. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
At Bo, DK. Bottled, 130811. Golden with white head. Aroma of hop spices and citrus. Flavor with malt, fruit and green hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Despite their claim, I let the bottle warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a nice foamy, frothy, fluffy, off white head that slowly settles down and some lace. Color is a hazy, medium amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is a fairly subdued blend of hop, malt, caramel, grass, and a little spice. Flavor is similar to nose, nicely bittersweet with just enough carbonic tang. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Decent brew for the milder side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle. Ölrepubliken Göteborg. Cloudy golden colour with a white head. Clean, crisp,a bit lagerlike, some grainy malt, light fruitiness, balanced bitterness. Very drinkable, but almost too clean and a bit boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
50 cl bottle at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, on May 27, 2011
BB 18.04.12
Clear golden color, smallish but fluffy white head. Soapy, perfume, hoppy, sweet scent. Hoppy, bitter, sweet, perfume taste. Medium mouthfeel, relatively high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Pre-Ølmesse at YNWA. Clear amber with a lasting white head. Aroma of fruit, with a mineral touch - mango and tangerine are pronminent. Sweet exotic fruit flavour with an unpleasant metallic touch

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt and light flower hop. Flavour is malt, light fruity notes, flower and earthy hop.

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