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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7049) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle at a tutored tasting on GBBF 2011. Amber colour with an off white head. Fruity and a bit caramel in the aroma. Fruity and hoppy bitterness in the flavour, hints of blackcurrant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2011
Cask (hand pump) at the Bree Louise, London. Copper colour, low off-white head. No aroma detected. Soft and smooth mouthfeel and flavour, nutty malts. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (6734) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean copper color with a small white head. Aroma is biscuity lightly sweet with caramel and earthy. Taste is lightly sweet and lightt crispy, with notes of bread, biscuit and nuts. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Iíve had this before, not sure how it fell off my rating radar. Anyway, cask this time. Dark orange or light brown, hazy, still, small white head, light lacing. Nothing to report in the aroma. Body is medium, slightly foamy, touch of carbonation. Taste has burnt toffee, slight ash, malt-forward. Average sweet malty bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2010
(Cask at Pineapple, London) A fruity and hoppy bitter. Thatís something you seldom get. I liked this beer. The fruitiness and maltiness were nicely balanced and bitterness wiped both flavours away quite nicely. Bitterness didnít last too long so the next sip brought all the other flavours back again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6529) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with small to average, frothy, half-way kasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy aroma has notes of Williams Christ pear, preserved yellow apple, a grainy touch. Taste is minimally sweet malty, hints of fruit, cautious herbal hoppy overtones, in the finish dry, husky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (6502) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep golden / light amber colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of dark hops and malt. Taste of hops, barley, malt, leaves, caramel and nuts. Bitter-medium dry finish. Nice and smooth to drink, not a bad one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2013
50cl bottle, BBE 23.10.13. Poured copper color with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is light spicy, yeasty with citrus, biscuit and bready notes. Flavor has the same spicyness, biscuit and caramel, light hoppyness. Light bodied, short light bitter finish. Refreshing, easy, decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiong (6487) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festval 2014

Pours amber colored with a small head. Aroma of bready malts, grass and hints of apricot. Taste is smooth, malty and fruity with hints of berries. Finish is smooth and malty. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Nice one. Hops with some malt, barley and even some fruity moments. Drinkable, bit thin and watery end. Nothing special, but an ok one.

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