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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (5401) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2013
Draught. Amber hazy. Bready malts, spicy, slightly green lime, hoppy. Body is lightish. Some yeast, caramel. Bitter. Spicy hoppy finish.

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2.7
   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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2010
Cask at GBBF. Deep amber, small head. Dark fruit and caramel, dry and crisp finish. Quite intense, but good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5170) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5047) - 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.

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   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.

3.2
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4771) - 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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4734) - 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.


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