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Theakston XB (Bottle)

Brewed by Theakston
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
First brewed in the 1980s.
This is our premium strength bitter, ruby coloured with a rich flavour and full body. The balance between bitterness and fruitiness from the Bramling Cross and Fuggle hops used give XB the distinctively complex aroma, making it the beer to savour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (139) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle pour at home. I actually like this one a lot. A lot of bread in the nose and flavor. Long lasting bold bread finish. A little roasted caramel too. Didn’t know what to expect on this one, and I am very impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerbaron42 (41) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Lovely aroma to this, really full though the initial taste not good enough to be excellent. Nice aroma too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
Der Antrunk ist angenehm mild-süffig und schön aromatisch-würzig, trotzdem leicht. Zum Hauptteil hin wird das Bier noch milder-cremiger, dabei ganz leicht hopfig-aletypisch. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend, erst frisch-würzig, mild-hopfig, dann immer herberer werdend, aber nicht störend, sondern angenehm mild-weich.
→ sehr leckeres Bier – fantastisch mild-weich! Sehr zu empfehlen! --> 13+12+12+12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - JAN 8, 2014
Tipica bitter inglese, con qualche difettuccio. Amaro un po’ smorzato e in generale di poco carattere, gusto poco complesso con qualche strascico fruttato appena percettibile, corpo leggero. Passabile, ma niente di rilevante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Max, at Andys. Pours a light amber brown body with not much lacing or head. Aroma is malt, bread, light fruit, spice and a touch of hop. Mouthfeel is medium to thin, somewhat dull with notes of spicy bread, bland fruit, malt? barley? Not terrible, just dull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Somewhat sweet aroma with bread, caramel, and dark fruit. Flavor starts sweet and mild. Watery finish with some bittering hops. Nothing earth shattering but decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (624) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle morrisons. Pours with a beige white head soon turns to a thin layer. Colour is dark amber. Aroma is sweet biscuit malts. Taste is sweet malts with a fruity bitter finish. Good body strong carbonation. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
From bottle at Cardinal. Too cold at time of drinking. Pale brown with persistent off-white head. Aroma of dark caramel and.toffee. Similar taste, balanced with hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber/ruby with a thin ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Bread/toast, raisin, mineral, hay/grass, earthy and peppery. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitterness and sourness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light body, average carbonation, mildly astringent and lingering fruity malty finish. Comments: Tasty, no glass lace. This beer would have been better if it was slightly stronger as it had the basis for nice dried fruit and vinous flavours. Good session beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle via MaXXXdaddy. Pours amber with an off white head. Light grainy and bready malts, light sweetness, and faint hoppy bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

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