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Ringwood Fortyniner (Cask)

Brewed by Ringwood (Marstons)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Cask: Regular. Previously available bottle conditioned.
Brewed since 1978. Ceased being bottle conditioned after Marston took over in 2007.
Ingredients: Marris Otter malt; Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops. Fuggles added after 2007.
The name refers both to the abv, and, by reference to the Californian goldrush of 1849, to the golden colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Don2711 (213) - - APR 28, 2015
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Nice one. Malty aroma. Golden appearance. Good strength. Caramel and malty taste. Easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WilltheMoth (7) - Minehead, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
I was very disappointed with this beer. I found it more expensive than some other beers. It is drinkable though leaves an after taste that I would consider to be the same as that of cider which I have a fair amount of distaste for. Its slighlt nutty and can be considered to have a fairly nice palette. Overall I wasn’t impressed. Its probably the least desirable ale that I have tried to date.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (751) - - DEC 17, 2014
Very mild aroma. Nice golden appearance. Thin and fruity with a punchy spicy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvciek (204) - - OCT 29, 2014
Tap@Ye Olde Cherry Tree. Golden brown with a white creamy head. Aroma is malty and flowery, with hints of toffee and honey. Fruity taste with mild bitterness. Soft carbonation, easy drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arek (491) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Cask, 1 pint, Sir Percy Florence Shelley, Boscombe, England, UK. Złote piwo o puszystej, ładnie oblepiającą szkło pianie. W smaku pełne i gęste z długotrwałą gorączką na finiszu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mighty_meadow (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Flat carbonation bit biscuity slightly hoppy. Small head and lacing.. nice but probably prefer the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (5610) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 18, 2014
Tap at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is malt, light citrus. The flavour is light bitter with a yeast medicinal malt hop palate. I fear that the end of the keg wad near. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (389) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Not bad at all this. Golden brown with a white head, medium bodied with a pleasant toffee caramel taste. Not much hops flavour, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3642) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
On cask at the Stan Laurel. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee and a touch of pale malt. Taste - toffee and apple. Some biscuit and spice on the end. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - not sure it’s an ESB by modern standards but enjoyable despite not having the extra depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (308) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
A little thin for its gravity with sweetish aromas but quite a pleasant beer although not a very hoppy one. A few flavours in the profile that I couldn’t categorise.

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