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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: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2077) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Brown, reddish hue. Dark bready caramels, dark fruits, some syrupy notes. Bit of an abbey dubbel- feel. Med light body. some sweetness, but not oily not cloying. Pretty nice really. Herby hops, brown malty. I rather like the balance here. One of the better brown ales I’ve had in awhile. Tasty, but without being too big.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1893) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Opaque, dark brown with a khaki-tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of toffee, currants, nuts, dark fruit, English hops, caramel and tangerine. Taste of red currants, raisins, nuts, chocolate, English hops, caramel and Mandarin orange. Medium body and medium carbonation. Definitely on the sweet side, yet with a significant hop presence for a brown ale. Lots of fruit too. The result is rather tasty, well-balanced hoppy brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, citrus. Flavour is butter, roasted malt, hop, caramel, bread, pine. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2173) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
08.08.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Beertasting with Frode et. al. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of dark malts. Kind of sweet. Notes of caramel. Very soft well balanced. aftertaste is soft sweet and has very nice flavours of malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (332) - Alicante, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2014
Dark brown color with white medium lasting head. Aroma is hoppy, with brown sugar and sweet malts. Taste is less intense and not as hoppy as the aroma; sweet malts and caramel. Finish is halfway between bitter and sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2260) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Keswick. An extremely dark brown beer with red fruit, currants and sarsaparilla flavours, cola and chocolate notes on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fogarasia (3) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Clear, dark, red-brown pour. Aromas of raisins, citrus and nuts. Flavour has a light hop edge, dark fruits, a bit of coffee and chocolate. A little too sweet. Decent balance, medium body. Not a bad brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2487) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy brown with a thin head. Aroma is nutty malt. Flavour is salty chocolate, dry malt on a dry fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1721) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Pretty boring brown ale. Some hop aromas and flavors with some coffee malt flavors. Meh. Pretty standard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (147) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
I really enjoyed this. It’s a lovely purple red colour, with a head that dissipates very quickly. Medium body. The aroma, and then the taste, is like a fruit punch or (my wife tried it to confirm I wasn’t going mad) sangria. The malty finish is then nice and dry.


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