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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5567) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
Cask - The Rake, Southwark. Kook’s crawl. Faint nettles. Soft milk flavour. Summery. Soft citric like peach. Hoppy and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep coppery red-amber body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, red berries, hints of pepper and herbs. OK, but maybe a tad bit faint. Taste is caramel, grains, hints of burnt sugar and grass. Slightly watery palate but still OK and quite quaffable. Pretty smooth, without ever being impressive in any way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
Matthews tasting, Gyngen, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 170412. Golden with white head. Aroma and flavour of malt with much diacetylic butter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5392) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours a light toffee colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has apples, toffee and ginger. The taste is of creamy toffee and butterscotch. The palate is medium bodied and rich textured with a decent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2010
Cask at GBBF. Deep amber, small head. Dark fruit and caramel, dry and crisp finish. Quite intense, but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Cask at Junction Tavern, London. Amber color. The aroma and flavor of caramel and fruity hops. Notes of candy sugar, honey, nuts and almonds. Not bad, a bit too caramelly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Nice enough but too many similar beers mixed in with some great APAs and IPAs weaken the style perspective. Dark amber. Light head. Creamy caramel flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4845) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
On bottle from Meny Oslo City. Copper colored, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, autumn leaves. Medium body & complexity. Starting of with light sweetness, then good balancing bitterness. Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2013
50cl bottle from Varnaveien mineralvann. Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Lightly malty aroma with caramel and notes of fruits and hops. Hints of roasty notes too. Sweet and lightly malty and fruity with mild hoppy bitterness in the finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Quite well balaced and easy to drink. Light to medium body with average carbonation. A bit weak in flavour and slightly boring, but still refreshing and nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 26, 2011
Half, from cask (gravity)@The Rake, London. Low big-bubbled blond top, mostely lasting. Body is clear dark copper. Dicreet aroma of sweet, rounded caramel. Mild mouthfeel. Body is light. Flavor is creamed caramel, subtle fruitiness and gentle bittering hops. Well balanced, easy to drink.

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