Brewed at Hepworth

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6764) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pint hottle into a Perfect Pint. Tea colores with a half finger layer of foam. A nice nose that is fruit and malt. Flavor is gentle with nuts, fruit, light spice. Some very light hop notes bring a dash of bitterness. They build with warmer temperature. A decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (5030) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Bottle. Medium airy head, rather short duration. Lightly hazy golden colour. Aroma of hops, floral, honey, citrus fruits, berries (raspberry, strawberry). Taste medium bitter, light sweet, well balanced. Tastes great well chilled indeed. Short bitter finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17001) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, flowers, malt and notes of fruits. Quite bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1982) - 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 (10295) - 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 (3440) - 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 (7828) - 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 (5394) - 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 (3186) - 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.

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