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Brewed by Three Tuns (John Roberts)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bishops Castle, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A light-tan beer presenting medium malty-sweetness with powerful, spicy, floral bitterness and hop character designed to re-create the iconic style of India Pale Ales of the 19th. Century.

"A blend of pure malts, Goldings and Fuggle hops give a strong ale with a good malt character and a fresh hop aroma."
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
On cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. Copper body with an off white head. Sharp hoppy aroma. Good fresh tasting malts with a reasonable amount of sweetness and fruitiness. Very nice.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
[Bottle from the Hop Pocket Wine Company, Herefordshire] Deep gold with a moderate white head and a too-strong fizz. Grassy up front with a little cardboard and a minerally bitterness in the finish. Bit like a pilsener. Bit of lemon comes through afterwards. Not for me this one, although I imagine it’d be a bit better in cask.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (978) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle. Golden ale with small white head. Slight citrus aroma. Quite sweet at first before a bitter finish with citrus and pine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ant_in_wales (8) - Aberystwyth, WALES - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
500ml bottle from Welshpool Charlie’s. Pours amber, lively head fades quickly with limited lacing. I’m not getting much aroma, but the taste is refined. Plenty of complex malts and strong hops, but neither dominates and it’s still gentle in the mouth. I remember the cask version (at their excellent pub) being more of a normal IPA, but this is more of a refined brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1377) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
500ml bottle drunk on the train. Has a wonderfully complete taste with full flavoured malts and a delicate hop balance. This beer won’t change the world but it is good, and immensely pleasurable to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, riped orange, light grass - leather. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
On cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. Pours copper with off white head. This has a good feel, quite complex for the strength. Some butterscotch and a decent ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Cask,gravity at Redditch Beer Festival,Worcestershire.Mid brown coloured pour with a small head.Aroma of malt with some spice.Nice fruity malt taste with a fruity ending.Good enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10020) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from The Hop & Stagger Bottleshop, Bridgend, Shrops. Burnished gold with white head. Good fresh tasting malts with a reasonable amount of sweetness and fruitiness, fructose. The hops are lightly added giving a more rounded beer rather than taking over but adding a slight peppery note. A good accomplished beer if somewhat diminished by the filtering for bottling.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2012
50cl bottle from Tanner’s Shrewsbury. Pours golden with the odd bubble and a nicely proportioned head. The nose has a grassy nose on a pale malt background. The taste has bitter lime and oranges with a biscuity finish. The palate is medium to large in body with a big tangy middle section and a tangy clean and very long finish. Overall, this is great - really complex and tastes much bigger than 5%.


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