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


on tap

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is rather fruity with some hops and caramel tones. Flavour is a bit musty with minerals, toffee and grainy tones. Also hints of caramel. Too English but decent anyway

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (8023) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of bready malts. Taste is mild sweet, butter, caramel and dough, very light hops towards the end. Light palate. Sweet bready finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Cask handpull, SIBA Champions Fest 2011, The Canalhouse, Nottingham. Copper-bronze, lacing white slick. Aroma of dates, figs, oranges, a snort of exotic spice: cinnamon? Flavour: not fully dried stone fruits (plums,dates, apricots), milk choc afters. Fragrant, slightly chewy...and a little bizarre. Nothing like anything else I’ve had today. Fair play to them. Liked this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 25/11/09. Copper coloured with a decent white head. Aroma of biscuit malts, damsons and some hedgerow hops. Flavour of hazelnuts, dryish malts and a touch of brambly hop in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7932) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
Cask. Nice fruity malts. Not too deep, hints of grain, sessionable, but fresh malty. Round but not too deep.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Draught @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours a cloudy dark brown and creamy head. Aroma of grass, gooseberries and some sour notes. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, gooseberries, grassy hops and sour berries. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, bitter, sour finish. The sour notes here are rather off-putting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
Medium beige head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Roasty toffee aroma with nutty caramelly fruity notes. Dry-sweet nutty earthy caramelly taste with roasty dried fruit notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish caramelized sugar and toffee aftertaste with earthy resiny wooden dried fruit and spice notes. The finish lingers for a long time, with traces of rye crisp bread. Complex, interesting, highly drinkable. A very good beer. (0.5l bottle, Meny Oslo City.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Cask @ The Priory Arms. Brown pour with a small head. The nose is apples, honey, toasted brown bread. Caramel. The taste is acidic red apple skin, tobacco, brown bread. Little else. Slightly yeasty. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, OK

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