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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English Special Beer. Brewed with toasted malts to give a biscuity, toasted flavor typical of this English style ale. A rich amber colored beer, with toffee, figs, and ripe-fruit notes. Delicious - Refreshing!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Grabity cask @ GBBF 2014. Amber pour with a bubbly white head. Mellow toasty nose. Some baked apple. Train mix. Light raisin. Sort of leafy. Similar flavor. Toasty and easy going. Plum and apple. Shaggy bitter bite. Light body, soft carb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11332) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Sample at the tap room. Clear orange-gold color with a thin white head that diminishes quickly to a sparse outer ring. Small patches of lacing. Roasted malt, caramel and hops in the nose. Light-bodied with a caramel malt character and notes of fruit and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste.Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (4802) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
(En fût à la source): Vraiment parfumé, tropical et collant avec une finale sèche. Le penchant fruité provient de toutes les sources.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Location: 22 oz bottle obtained through Tavour Appearance: Clear darker gold amber (tan?) fine head of small white bubbles. Nose: Dry, lightly bitter herbal hops. Medium roasted malt touch of sweet aroma Taste: Medium toasted wheat bread. Dry. Touch of good bitters finishing Body: medium to light. Parting thoughts: a nice version of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Santiam Spitfire ESB ].
Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, nutty, caramel, candy, woody notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, sugary, candy, dark - brown malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery and sticky, carbonation is flat. [20140814]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2015
On cask and tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma is light pine. The flavor is rich perfume, fresh hops. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2983) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4 oz. sampler from Growl Movement. Brownish copper in color. Flavor is fairly bready with an earthy sort of quality to it. Well hopped but didn’t seem to have much in the way of a true English hop flavor to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 3 - London. Pours clear amber with a white foam head. Pretty classic stuff, nice bready malts and dried fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Further lightly toasted bready malts to finish, fruits, mild leaves. Solid work from a US brewer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light fruity. Bitter, fruity and light herbal. Toasted dry malty. Bitter herbal finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2014. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter finish.


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