Steamin’ Billy
Brewed at Belvoir

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Leicester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask, keg & can; Regular.

Dark and brooding, full of body, just like King Richard III, a real regal pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ Three Crowns (Steamin’ Billy), 42 Northgate, Oakham, Rutland, England LE15 6QS.

[ As Steamin Billy 1485 ].
Clear medium brown - red orange color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark malt, fruity malt, moderate hoppy, earthy notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, malty, caramel, fruity, hop bitter, light dark malt, mild pale caramel - toffee, light earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141008]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Keg at Dog and Gun, Syston. Couldn’t quite work out what this was. Sweet, some bitterness, pretty well balanced. Lacks oomph. ESB on keg is an interesting move.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask in the Paget Arms, Loughborough. Chestnut with a cream head. Fruity with aniseed and peppery spice. Some pear drop too. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (976) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2014
Cask. Pour is amber with a creamy head, aroma is toffee, fruity. Taste is malty, toffee, fruity. Good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Parcel Yard Leicester 15/11/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a tight white head. A malty beer with notes of coffee. Old fashioned and totally malt driven. Barely any hop notes. Little flacour for its strength and served too cold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Tap at The Western, Leicester. Dark amber colour. Thin head. Bitter, but also sour. Very very smooth, oily. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On cask in Leicester
Thanks to leaparsons for taking me to a small pub near the train station to start a crawl of the city. I chose this fairly run of the mill ESB. It was an inauspicious start to a great day of drinking and proves there is more to the English pub scene than boring mild ales.

Aroma / Appearance - The red velvet body is soft like melted candy. A thin tan head sits atop for a few seconds. Sweet cherries, walnuts, and a dusty texture share time with a malt profile.

Flavor / Palate - Cherries, coffee, and chocolate are filling and flat. It then turns fruity and sweet before a fast fading dry finish that has dusty edges. I would drink this again if I was ever in the area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
Cask @ parcel yard Leicester. Colour of a conker! Aroma of toffee and malts! Taste is light roasted grains, raisiny and toffee-y. Quite bitter compared to what I was expecting. It's alright you know. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Handpull, The Railway, Hinckley, 11/05/13. Pale chestnut capped with off white. Good syrupy toffee malt, red berry, black cherry aroma. Fruity rich with black cherry, toffee, roasted nut hints and hay-like hop. Pecan linger. Good but a pint is plenty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4469) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Cask@The Parcel Yard, Leicester. Dark bronzy brown beer with a very strong off white head. The aroma is lightly malty with toffeeness. And the flavour is quite bitter with roasted and mellow toffeeness. Overall a nice strongly flavoured beer with roastedness and bitterness.

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