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Thwaites Big Ben (Pasteurized) (2013 - )

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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Brown Ale
Blackburn, England

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong hop aroma on a sweet brown ale with a long bitter-sweet finish. Hops: Fuggles, Goldings, Challenger, Citra, Chinook, Summit. Yeast: Thwaites Ale Yeast. Malts: Pale Ale & Crystal.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1175) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a ruby brown colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, some red berries, slight bready malt, a little brown sugar and subtle spicy hops. Taste of caramel, red berries, some raisin, slight plum, subtle nuttiness and maybe golden syrup/Brown sugar. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, caramel, spiciness in the finish. A lovely malty, British styled, brown ale, very caramelly and fruity. The spiciness of this malty beer brings out all the other flavours. Probably the best of all Thwaites beers.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beersiveknown (4663) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2016
bottle in selection pack from parents for christmas, drunk boxing day
quite heavy and malt led with big piney hop hit, dark ruby brown, quite sweet, doesn’t meld particularly well. a bit of a struggle to drink

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (524) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
330ml Bottle from The Bishops’ Mill (JDW), Durham, £2.99. Pours dark ruby-brown with a thin and diminishing, bubbly, tan head. The aroma is pleasant and has lots of sweet berries and perfumed tropical fruit. Similar fruity sweetness fronts up the taste but the finish is a good, long, dry counterpoint with just a hint of a crisp, woody flavour and a slight sugary aftertaste. What do you call this style? Brown IPA? Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emandkey (66) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - NOV 15, 2015
How: bottle. Appearance: Clear dark red / brown colour, with small but good lasting head. Aroma: brown sugar, caramel, citrus Taste: , light to medium sour, medium to heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter Palate: medium to heavy body, flat carbonation, oily to sticky texture Overall: Very interesting taste beer, you can feel sweet, sour and bitter tastes fallowing each after other just in one sip. Very interesting smell of hops (dominates pale hops), aroma close to IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
austejaph (57) - LITHUANIA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Appearance: brown red, almost clear, minimal white head. Aroma: citrus, caramel, brown sugar and bread. Taste: first is feels sweet, later is the sour feel and after comes bitterness; medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Palate: medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (169) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2015
Sweet bit roasted aroma, hoppy, remainds truly old England. After goes quickly, golden taste remains

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Posit1ve (12) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 12, 2015
Nice looking appear, low foam, low carbonised, perfect medium color sweet excellent hop taste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Rating #1153 - 05.07.2014 - Bottle at Beer Revolution. 5.8% - pours a dark brown, weak tan foam. low medium carbonation and alcohol warmth. Aroma is roast malts, mild nuttiness. Hop-forward, nice bite, crisp bitterness that lingers well into the finish. Tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (341) - - OCT 4, 2015
Slim lacing and thin foam. Dark rich brown beer. Caramel in aroma. Sweet and dry in the same time. Intense rich taste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adodo (168) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 4, 2015
Weak aroma, malty, fruity. Brown, small amount of head at first but goes fast. Light to medium sweetness. Little bitter.


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