Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Bitter
Stockport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
Multi-platinum selling Manchester band elbow designed their ‘build a rocket boys!’ beer after a series of tastings at Robinsons Brewery in Stockport, a stone’s throw from elbow’s Manchester heartland.
Band members sampled a range of Robinsons’ ales to shortlist their preferred style of beer, taste and colour before deciding on a golden ale with a rich rounded body, smooth bitterness, subtle tang of malt and fruity aroma. elbow’s ale is a premium session bitter at 4.0% ABV

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12908) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Pump House (Nicholson’s), Brighton. Amber with slight white head. Straight away into a thin, apple fruit flavour with an ashy, stale tobacco note, like a used ashtray. A slight herbal note perhaps, do these boys smoke a lot? Mediocre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedwoods42 (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012 does not count
Beautiful crisp, sweet golden ale with a fruity, subtle bitterness underlying hoppy tang.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1844) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
Well balanced, taste is bitter and slightly dry, a pretty standard bitter which does not really stand out

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Cask. The Old White Swan (Nicholson’s), York. Medium white head. Amber body. Looks like what it is; another boring brown bitter. Light malt, light hop. Not much. Fruity. Bittersweet. Dry finish. A by the numbers bland, bog standard bitter. Why bother?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8247) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
A sweet berry aroma hides what is quite a spicy but nice tasting ale in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
Cask in The Dog & Duck, Soho. Colour is brown/amber bitter, bubbling white head. Nose is sweet bread malt and floral. Slightly cloying nose? Taste is quite sweet, floral and bread and cereal malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2270) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2012
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Caramel colour, spiced bread aroma. Smooth, slightly soapy, with a metallic ginger finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21503) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
14th March 2012
The Magpie Nicholsons. Clear amber beer. Light and dry palate. Mild fine carbonation. Very tangy orange hops with Liptons lemon tea. Turns a little sweeter before the dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
Pours golden with a nicely proportioned creamy head. The nose has apples but not the bad apple note! The taste is more apples plus a zing of lime! The palate is light but balanced throughout and there’s a clean finish. Overall, a good beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Cask handpull at Old Buttetmarket Canterbury. Clear light brown old gold colour with lasting near white head. A beer created by Elbow at Robinsons. Interesting mix. Appley Robinsons house character. Ok condition. Bit of puke. Not much else. Some vague malt. No noticeable hop. Elbow at their dirgiest I would say. Its terrible.

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