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Stonehenge Great Bustard

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Brewed by Stonehenge
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Salisbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Also sold as Longleat Ale.

At OG 1046 and ABV 4.8%, the beer is traditionally brewed using only the finest quality of water, barley and rye malts, whole hops and the brewery’s own top-fermenting yeast. The colour is deep amber with a red hue derived from the Head Brewer’s unique composition of ingredients. The taste is deliciously fruity and malty with a lingering bitter aftertaste.
This fine beer is brewed to celebrate the approval in November 2003 for the reintroduction of the Great Bustard bird onto the Salisbury Plain.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Pours cloudy orange with low white head. Aroma of citrus, perfume, somewhat floral. Taste is mild fruity with a mellow bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean rich golden color with minimal white head. Aroma is malty biscuity and bollocksed. Taste is also malty, sweet with some starch rasins and bollocksed. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, quite unremarkable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7675) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 12, 2016
Cask at the Dragon Inn, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light woody hop, sweet malt. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a smooth, light, floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Traditional premium bitter. Pale pour, clean body, light. Some malts in the backbone. Low hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Stone Henge Great Bustard. Dark orange brown, translucent, still, small dense beige head settles to a scum fairly quickly, leaves full lacing. Aroma is airy and sugary, demerara, touch of chocolate and some ashtray. Body is light, soft carbonation. Taste is fairly watery and sugary, light pastries and wafers, nutty dryness, soft bready sugars with an equally soft bitterness. Balanced and very drinkable, but a touch simple and watery too. Could easily drink several pints, but probably wouldn’t bother.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (478) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Cask. Aroma is sweet caramel and berries. Pours amber brown with white top. Tastes of malty biscuit with raspberry and plum. Some lingering bitterness. Pleasant overall without being particularly memorable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4496) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
Red colour, no head. Aroma of straw, twigs and caramel. Malty flavour, light bitter. Malty finish.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle. Pour is off-white/slightly red with a small head. Aroma and flavor of nutty malt, raisins, resin, and slight hops. Finish is a bit acidic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1430) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle@Stonehenge Visitors Centre. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malts, toffee, caramel, some fruits. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear amber beer with an 0ffwhite head. Chocolate caramell licorice citrus aroma. Fruity hoppy grassy caramell spicy flavour.


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