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Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Named after our local railway station, Junction Ale is a strong 4.5 ABV premium ale. Brewed with Challenger, Bramling X and Goldings hops, the beer has a deep amber colour with a spicy hop character.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Cask at the Duke of Wellington, London on 14th April 2010. Copper with partly lacing white head. Pungent fruity and hoppy. Full of flavour, lemony citric finish on a zingy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Bree Louise.
Slightly hazy amber colour with a good off white head and plenty of lace. A very pleasant bitter indeed. Slight straw, hay and pig farm. Excellent earthy malt with some hints of burnt sugar. Just the right amount of floral hoppage to balance it all out really well. Finish is so well balanced it almost feels a little dull but it lasts long enough to regain my interest. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (789) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2010
BBF 2010 dark Amber in colour. With a musky leathery malt nose. Sweet strong grassy taste. Very good beer and a massive improvement on the wandle. Finally a good local beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2010
Cask Stillage from the Upstairs Festival Bar at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 09/01/2010 Fruity aroma. Amber coloured fruity and malty with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2010
Cask (Bree Louise, London)
Very sulpurous aroma. Stinky hops. Big grainy body. Not so good, as it’s a bit too sulphurous.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4465) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 Cask at the Bree Louise, Euston. Copper with a thin cream coloured head that laced the glass well; rich malty aroma with some red fruits and butterscotch; full bodied with a fruity and spicy taste - reminds me of spiced plums; lightly hopped finish. Very drinkable. (January 2010 - 6/3/6/3/13=3.1)

50cl bottle from the brewery. Copper with no head; red fruit aroma; solid malty taste with light dry finish. Still very drinkable. (June 2012 - 6/3/6/3/13=3.2)

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
Cask - The Rake, Southwark. Kook’s crawl. Faint nettles. Soft milk flavour. Summery. Soft citric like peach. Hoppy and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask at the Cat’s Back, Wandsworth, with tashi, 16th Nov 09. Classic copper bitter looks with a smooth white head. Really does taste like a smooth version of Harveys Sussex Best (no bad thing!) Great balance and very moreish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6066) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
(Cask at Harp, Covent Garden, London, 26 Nov 2009) Brownish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of dried apricots, dusty hops and a touch of sulphur. Malty, nutty taste with dried fruit, apricots, nuts, a touch of butter and dusty hops in the finish. Below medium body, rather sweet. A decent bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
Cask in the rake. Alround rating: Caramel pale malt, earthy yeasty character, fruity character, bit of fruity hop balance. Decent.


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