Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular

See: Pale amber
Smell: Fresh, hoppy, citrus
Taste: Full bodied, fruity, zesty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (6734) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is semi-sweet malty biscuity with notes of lemon, custard, biscuit. Taste is also medium sweet and malty with more notes of biscuit, bready malts and straw. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, meh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amhart88 (107) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Golden ale. Bittersweet. Zesty hops, cereal, honey. Very slight hint of soap. A good session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys. Dark golden yellow, still, clear, small foamy beige head. Aroma is elderflower, apple, sugars, touch of soap. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is straw, apple peel, a bit astringent with more soap, simple sugars. Plain, basic. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW), City of London. Bright amber with a ring of cream head; grainy aroma; smooth, with a medium body and a sour grain taste; then a sharp grassy bitterness, and a pleasantly tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of melon, some blackcurrant, slight toffee, a little bready malt and subtle floral hops. Taste of melon, slight blackcurrant, a little perfume, a hint of bready malt and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A lingering, dry, floral hop bitterness in the finish. Some fruit and malt balance but it’s got a big bitter finish, maybe too bitter for it style. Had better from Rudgate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (389) - - APR 12, 2016
Starts sweet with fruity flavours and aroma. Refreshing and pleasant to drink with reasonable strength. All in all will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (520) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Cask. Aroma soft fruit and malt. Color amber. Lace top. Malty toffee notes with a pleasant fruity languor. Better than expected (but then my expectations were low). A York beer. I wonder if its production will be flood affected?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Cask conditioned at The Tap & Spile, York. Gold with white head. Malty light ale with hints of bitterness and a light sharpness. Just a little dull unfortunately.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
[York Beer Festival, 2014] - Rudgate Brewery Volsung, 5%, hellorange klar. Kaum Schaum. Mild-süßliches Aroma nach Mirabellen, etwas floral. Noch etwas wässrig, mittleres Mundgefühl. Floral im Antrunk, leichte Honignote, unbestimmte Orangenfrucht. Etwas seifig. Zur Mitte dominant floral, deutlich bitterer, kaum noch Frucht. In den Abgang hinein immer deutlicher bitter, immer begleitet von einer süßlichen, fruchtigen Nebennote, die sich nicht genauer bestimmen lasst. Jedenfalls keinesfalls "spritzig zitronig" wie angegeben. Nachhall lang, deutlich bitter, aber eher flach. Daumen runter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
On cask at Boot & Shoe, Barkston Ash. Pours amber with off white head. Quite a bitter ESB with a nice hop astringency. Shame it dies on it’s arse.

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