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Thwaites Big Ben (Pasteurized) (2013 - )

Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Brown Ale
Blackburn, England


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (76) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours dark brown with small head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, caramel. Taste is the same with light bitterness. Medium body, well balanced. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (267) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown colour with a small, tan head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits, roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dried fruit, caramel and brown sugar with a mildly dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A tasty brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (970) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Blackberry, treacle, caramel, and apple aromatics. Pours a clear reddish brown with little effervescence and a 2 cm frothy off white head that quickly reduces to a thin mottled head but leaving nice lacing. Taste is nut, cider, bread, biscuit, and blackberry. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1958) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from BB off licence, Wakefield shared with S_hartshorne. Very dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of sweet malts and toffee. Taste is sweet malts, toffee and some hop bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (689) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma is a nice earthy hoppiness paired with roasty malts that finishes smooth. Clear brown bodu with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1396) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle bb ccccxoff licence. Shared with sarkynortherner. Brown thin head. Aroma is caramel malts taste same light bitters. Medium body. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (10676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
Getreidig malziger, leicht hopfiger Beginn mit Röstnoten. Wenig aromatisch, noch etwas herb, die Aromen verwischen zu einem Brei. Eher langweilig. 11/8/9/8/12/8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2083) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Decent malt aroma of caramel and salty crackers, raisins, light warm spice, orange. Zippy carbonation. Citrus taste blended quickly into a deeper malt. Drying bitterness. Brain isn’t figuring the flavours out as everything is mushed together too tightly into a single flavour. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2163) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1947) - 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

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