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


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3884) - Oslo, - 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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (580) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 7, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours amber with no head. Low carbonation. Aroma of spices, nuts, plums, caramel. Taste is caramel, barely, hops and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (6501) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask handpull. Mostly clear amber coloured pour with a lasting off white creamy top. Aroma is nutty, raisin bread, bit of staling, dried apple. Flavour is composed of nutty light toffied malts, raisin and dried apples, little dishwater. Some rough grains in the finish. Palate is medium sweet, moderate cask condition. OK bitter but pretty boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
2015-09-22. Crisp amber body, near headless. 3+ Aroma has a vaguely tea like, or seaweed note (reminds me of a sushi restaurant somehow) Flavour is similar with tea notes, light bitterness. Smooth average bodied palate, low carbonation. Okay. Cask at The Falcon, London, UK..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (762) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 9, 2015
the aroma is malty and fruity with hints of bisquit, caramel and lollipop... the taste is malty with notes of caramel, candy, garden fruits and bisquit... bitter, sweet and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 3, 2015
Draught @ The Junction. Dark amber with very small frothy white head that leaves a ring, faint caramel aroma, high carbonation, thin body, light caramel taste, abruot finish. Quite mellow but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
Dark reddish brown, low foamy head. Malty e, chocolate, caramel, erthy malt, lightly spicy. Se,i-sweet, caramel, erthy. Decent hop balance but no so interresing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2136) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Cask at Roebuck, Leek. Pours red brown with off white head. Some spice, bitter smoke, slightly too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear copper amber colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, spice, some nuts, subtle butterscotch and slight banana. Taste of caramel, butterscotch, some banana, subtle raisin, slight nuttiness and spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A malty finish with a subtle spicy hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Malty and smooth but unaspiring and too sweet, forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtronSeige (1038) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 5, 2015
Aroma: Medium-light caramel. Light floral. Appearance: Clear copper body. thin, tan head. low retention. Flavour: Medium-light bitterness. Light hops, floral, grassy. Light astringency. Dry finish with lingering astringency. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Missing in the hoppiness/bitterness that you usually get for the style, but not a bad beer. 500 ml bottle, poured. 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - 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.

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