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


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, fruity, sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120119]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (19650) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2012
cask at haymarket ... hazy amber ... thin whie head ... soft sweet fruity toffee malts ... soft sweet roast ... soft malt fruits ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (15809) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11965) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2012
Cask, half pint, late night at the Castle Hotel. Clear, dark amber coloured body. Bright naked surface. Aroma is a mix of resin and bready malts. Leafy hops in flavour overlaid by malty sweetness leading to a dry bitter finish. Pleasing (Manchester, 06.07.2012).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (6213) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 27, 2013
Cask at the Craven Arms, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is malty but a little weak. The flavour is medium to weak bitter, with malt and citrus notes. It’s a nice enough beer but lacks the complex flavours that I’m looking for. It’s more of an inoffensive real ale for me and a. introduction proper beer for those who have yet to see the light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
JDW Paramount, Manchester 25 Jan 13. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum med litt lacing. OK fruktaroma. Fersken. Smaken forsiktig men en aner litt frukt. Blir syrlig etter hver. Rosiner i avslutninga. I søtligste laget.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (4326) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
Slightly hazy copper colour. Lightly fruity taste with a bit of apple present. Rather thin and watery. Ok but a bit boring, much like the music of the band who created this beer.

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