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Stonehenge Great Bustard

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
outlawskies (456) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Julie made a yucky face that it taste odd. I think it is okay. Kind of hoppy. Kind of bland malt. It is not worth the three pounds I paid for it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, citrus, grapes, banana notes. Fruity hop flavor, grassy, hay, caramel, hay, spicy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5747) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma and tastes of caramel and bitters

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9810) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear amber color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, lightly hops, a hint of leaves. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (5029) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Ruby red colour no head. Aroma is plum, tart fruits, nutty, tart apple. Flavour is alcohol, raisin some some aolcrnt. Nutty malt. Thin palate. A but watery. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7076) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Caramel and light twig. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Toffee and twig.what else is new, these bitters are getting boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (3745) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Cask at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 21102011. Colour is clear reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Nuts, bitterness and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2014
Not a bad ESBS, but not the best either; second tier. I look for a certain amount of slippery malts in this style -- one of my favorites -- and here it’s more watery malts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (1887) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Cask in the Prince of Wales, Farnborough. A chestnut ale with a small white head. Quite sweet with toffee apple notes. Some vegetable flavour too. A bit poor for my money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Tasted this in the Wheatsheaf, Kilmarnock (JDW) in June 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear russet in colour with a pale buff thin creamy head. distinct note of roast grain in the short aroma. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a robust maltloaf base with syrupy raisin fruit evident. Good earthy flavour from the hop resins giving a Ruddles County flavour in here. Malty finish with roast grain flavour of rye and a dry oak cask note is also present in the mouth. A decent ESB in the good old traditional sense. Well recommended and all in a good cause too - bring back the bustard!

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