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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: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (310) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Surprisingly nice bitter, rich copper in colour when poured from bottle with little to no head. Aroma is sweet malt but not cloyingly so and a general fruitiness. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter which balances nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (400) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Better than you average bitter nice in the glass good balance very sessionable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (418) - Udine, ITALY - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle 0.5L. Deep copper body with average, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with some lacing; average density of tiny bubbles. Moderate malty (caramel, light toasted) and light-to-moderate hoppy (flowers) aroma with some fruity notes. Moderate bitter and light-to-moderate sweet flavour with some light acidic note. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
red, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, ruby beer with a nice steady head. The aroma is malty and light and the flavour is smooth and malty with a slightly dry finish. Overall a excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3129) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Hazy copper with a decent bubbly head. Medium-light body. The flavor is similar to the aroma in quality but much stronger. Fine fruity, malty flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (5852) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Vernünftiges Bitter mit etwas zuviel Bitterkeit für mich, jedoch mit angenehmen Hopfen, ein paar Früchten. Dazu brotige und getreidige Anklänge. Ganz ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
The beer pours out in a clear amber colour with airy steady head and medium body. Aroma of bitter hops, barley and grass. Taste of bitter hops, barley, straw, malt and flowers. Hints of bread and herbs. Nice one, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1363) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. A dark gold color. Aroma is a perfumey, malty with some balance. Taste is really good. Great balance witha slight sweet after taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (7354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A light fruity nose with metal and caramel. Mellow fruity malts, paper, toffee light yeast. Ok. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2017) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Dark copper beer, no head. Aroma of fruity malts. Taste is also fruit and malt.

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