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


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 26, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Orange pour, clear. Small sized head is creamy and white, clingy lacing. Aroma has grain, bread and a little sweetness. Taste has grainy biscuit malt, slight toasty notes, mild sweetness from caramel malt, slight tangy fruit note and some orangey citrus character. Light body, soft mouthfeel, plain finish, very low bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (692) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 9, 2015
the aroma is malty and fruity with hints of bisquit, caramel and lollipop... the taste is malty with notes of caramel, candy, garden fruits and bisquit... bitter, sweet and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1509) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 3, 2015
Draught @ The Junction. Dark amber with very small frothy white head that leaves a ring, faint caramel aroma, high carbonation, thin body, light caramel taste, abruot finish. Quite mellow but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
Dark reddish brown, low foamy head. Malty e, chocolate, caramel, erthy malt, lightly spicy. Se,i-sweet, caramel, erthy. Decent hop balance but no so interresing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1910) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Cask at Roebuck, Leek. Pours red brown with off white head. Some spice, bitter smoke, slightly too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear copper amber colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, spice, some nuts, subtle butterscotch and slight banana. Taste of caramel, butterscotch, some banana, subtle raisin, slight nuttiness and spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A malty finish with a subtle spicy hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Malty and smooth but unaspiring and too sweet, forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtronSeige (1011) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 5, 2015
Aroma: Medium-light caramel. Light floral. Appearance: Clear copper body. thin, tan head. low retention. Flavour: Medium-light bitterness. Light hops, floral, grassy. Light astringency. Dry finish with lingering astringency. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Missing in the hoppiness/bitterness that you usually get for the style, but not a bad beer. 500 ml bottle, poured. 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Poured clear reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of sweet berries, liquorice and caramel malt. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2596) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Cask at Akkurat. Pours ruby red with a small off while head. Lovely cask brew, classic smooth and drinkable, with a modern touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2737) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
0,5 l bottle BB 10/15 Light amber color, clear and with a minimal / fast disappearing white foam head. Aroma is pine / spruce, some citrus notes and some cereal. Crisp and quite dry. light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8976) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Hazy amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee and oranges with floral, yeasty notes. Nutty black tea with hints of melon. Lightly spiced with autumn fruit. Flavours are weetabix malts with green apple and a clean, herbal, leafy character. Spicy with lemony yeast and a nutty, tea finish. Nice.

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