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Robinsons Tom & Berry

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41
35
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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stockport, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal;
Purrfect winter warmer, Tom and Berry is an exciting blend of our award winning Old Tom with the taste of winter berries. Tom and Berry is a full bodied premium mahogany coloured bitter brewed using Goldings hops. With a rich and complex palate of roasted malt and biscuit, complemented by seasonal fruit and citrus notes, this superb ale is destined to be a festive winner.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Cask at the Ericht Ale House, Blairgowrie. Clear reddish brown with a decent white head. Aromas of artificial berry, not much else. Tastes a bit thin, not enough maltiness. More berries. Thin finish. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Cherry Reds Birmingham 09/12/13. A reddy brown coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. Berry fruity throughout. Too sweet and a bit artificial. Uneventful and certainly not a Winter warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Cask at Leyton Technical. A very subtle seasonal ale that really hits the spot without going overboard on any sort of gimmick flavour. Looks and pours like an an amber ale, with thin head. Unassuming aroma, with a hint of orange and cranberry (this could be winter berries - I genuinely couldn’t tell you what they smell like). Lovely, gentle palate which is a great balance of malty savoury then fruity sweet,but never too much. Palate lasts just the right amount of time, and the more you try, the more you taste. Rare to find an untraditional seasonal that isn’t a gimmick. To be applauded.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4103) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
Cask at The Anchor, Birmingham. Poured a crystal clear dark amber with a thin broken white head and some broken lace. The aroma is malt and red berry fruit. The flavour is light bitter light sweet with a watery fruit hop palate and a short bitter finish. Perfect for Christmas.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
andsom58 (1) - Tatworth, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
Quite awful aroma and aftertaste. It is rare that I have to mix it with a brown ale to make it palatable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear amber brown, minimal head, fruity malty aroma, no lacing, toffee, berry fruits, sweet, oily texture

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 23, 2013
Like drinking a very upmarket chocolate bar. Nice and chocolatey with really strong delicious berry fruits. I thought this was great but others may find the fruit too much. Not sure this is a session beer, could end up being too cloying.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 19, 2012
Light chestnut, cranberry nose, lots of berry juice, slight malt astringency. Not good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3565) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Reddish ale which lacks a head. Has a slight berry sweetness in both aroma and taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10021) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham. Brown with no head. Vanilla notes to the fore with hints of almond and redcurrant. A bit flabby and tart in a way. Just below average.


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