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

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RATINGS: 115   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2617) - Oslo, NORWAY - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2565) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - 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.

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2375) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2356) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Draught. Pours copper in color with a small head. A bit of malty nuttyness and light citrus fruityness in aroma. Flavor similar. Slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2314) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2011 Cask/handpump at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford. Pours a dark amber with a coarse white head. Fruity nose, dry palate with herb/spicy hops, hints of dark chocolate and maybe some dried fig. Clean dry bitter finish. Re-rate at Masons Arms Teddington, hint of choc on the nose, roast malt and red fruit on palate, spicy hops, soft, malty and dry finish. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Cask @ Harp. Biscuity with notes of autumn leaves, grapefruit, honey. Nice smoothness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (1995) - - APR 1, 2013
Draught. Amber hazy. Bready malts, spicy, slightly green lime, hoppy. Body is lightish. Some yeast, caramel. Bitter. Spicy hoppy finish.

-- bb/h(n9)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Polypin container at a party in SW7. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes slightly hoppy, quite malty, caramel, slightly fruity. 3 pints went down quite well actually.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Dark amber pour with a beige head. Disappointing nose. A little caramel and toffee in there but no much else. Caramel, nuts and butterscotch flavours. Sharp hoppy finish. Pleasant enough.


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