Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bakewell, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask conditioned; Special
The very exciting and hugely anticipated Thornbridge Frank as Apollo, is the Home Brew Challenge winner brewed by Paul Carruthers from Nottingham. Paul’s winning brew was chosen from seven different categories, and will he available in Nicholson’s pubs for three months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Cask at The Globe, Nicholson’s, London. Pours a clear, rich gold with a foamy, white head. Juicy hops in the nose, some citrus and light pine. Delicious flavor, medium sweet with fresh and juicy citrus, pine, grapefruit, light toast. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Perfect condition. Well-balanced finish, lightly resinous with grapefruit, bubblegum, faint toast, Super drinkable. Great balance. Fresh and juicy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strawman (26) - - MAY 14, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Philharmonic, Liverpool  An abundance of grapefruit and passionfruit in the nose. A very mellow taste with a soft mouthfeel. Notes of lemon on the palate and a little fresh green apple in the aftertaste. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13145) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Cask. Frothy fair mostly deminishing head. Light amber colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Great balance betwwen malt and hops. Creamy palate. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Cask @ The Dog and Duck. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, fruits, caramel and hints of orange. Soft carbonated and full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Chequers Oxford. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. Really good fruity hops. Sweet malts give body but for some might be a bit too sweet. I didn’t find the malts too bothersome though. Really good fruits. Very likeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
[cask, The Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh] Brownish amber beer, nice thick white head. Sweet orange on the nose, grass, melon and a bit of earthy spice. Plenty of hop on the flavour too – this is a beefed up bitter. More citrus, apple and melon, caramel sweet malt and bready notes. Really enjoyable [21052012]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1953) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4380) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
Hand pulled at the Old Comtemptibles, Birmingham. Initially dull cardboard malt, but then blooms into a fresh feeling, artificial leather tang. Some tropical notes on finish, though weighted with boot. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21575) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
cask at kennelworth ... golden orange amber ... creamy off white head ... soft sweet fruity hop nose ... light bitter front ... big orangepeel ... lotts of juicy hops ... little oily ... and just a little too bitter for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
17th April 2012
Magpie (Nicholsons). Clear orange - amber beer, decent off white head. Palate is smooth and a little dry with fine carbonation. Creamy semi dry malt. Mellow orange citrus hops but with a little green hop spice. Semi dry finish with sweeter fruits in the aftertaste.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50