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Summerskills Bravo Zulu

Brewed by Summerskills
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Plymouth, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Special - brewed to celebrate the brewery’s 25th anniversary.
It is only appropriate for a celebratory beer to be brewed to mark this milestone in the Brewery’s history. Maintaining the Royal Naval connections, the name BRAVO ZULU was chosen as this naval signal means “Well Done” or “Give the recipient a pat on the back” and having achieved the 25 year milestone, it is a well deserved accolade. Red brown in colour with overtones of malt and hops in the taste, it is made from Devon malted Westminster barley, (grown by Mr. Brian Lethbridge of Stokenham) and English Hops, (the Goldings are grown by Mr. Redman of Stockton, Worcs. and the First Gold by Mr. Davies of Dormington, Hereford).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8290) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Cask @ Half Moon, Stepney. Amber-red in colour with a small head. Strong with a sweet fruit aroma with some in its taste, although bitter in style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in November 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear mahogany in colour with a thin creamy white head. Robust malt present in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a maltloaf base with notes of soft toffee and juicy raisins. Musty earthy flavour to the hop resins which combines well with the robust malt, giving a balanced bitter bite to the short aftertaste. Finish is malty with sweet date fruit present in the palate. This is a decent session ESB and well recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Don2711 (374) - - NOV 6, 2013
Nice beer with good drink ability factor. Would definitely drink again . Really good after taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4643) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - amber with a slight haze, very thin creamy off-white head, thin pattern of lacing, fruity malty aroma, malty berry fruit flavour, bit thin bodied, served too cold

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Cask @ Crosse Keys, London. Clear brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and ight bitter finish. 041013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton, 05/10/13. Deep ruby with a cream cap draping the pot. Rum, berries and aniseed aroma. Pleasantly heady turbo-charged brown bitter with impressions of oak, berries, aniseed and wholemeal. Soft to flat condition. Decent enough, but with a suspicion of twig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (14821) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Cask @ Crosse Keys. Dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, bread, fruit and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, bread, medium sweet, little smoke, little herbal and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Cask @ Crosse Keys. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are grass, hops, fruits, malt and caramel. Slightly stale finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 17/09/13 A brown coloured beer with a ruby hint, a white head and lots of lace. A fruity bitter with a woody hint and a surprising herbal nite. Unusual but pretty pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Cask at JDW Briar Rose; hazy amber pour with persistent off white velvety head, biscuity malt aroma, biscuit malt taste a hint of caramel a tiny piece of hop, moderately bitter finish.

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