Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Brewed to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of Thwaites in 1807.
Ingredients: Water, malt, English Golding and Fuggles hops with the late addition of Bramling Cross.
"This refreshing amber coloured premium ale is well balanced with a malty character."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle from Tesco. Clear copper in colour with a white head that quickly subsides. Perfume hop aroma. Good balance of malt and hops on the tongue and a bitter finish. Not a bad effort but nothing exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2008
Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma has some grassy hops, and the flavour some caramel malts. Just the average bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5567) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
(bottle) pours a clear amber colour with a small, foamy white head. refreshing aroma of fruity hop spices, orange and lychee, and caramel. same flavour with light grainy pale malts. smooth carbonation, medium body, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9529) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2008
Very good hops nose –bit like USA hops, as well as some caramel. Nice hops in the taste, but this time clearly UK hops. Clear, crisp palate, the bitterness not fading away. Very nice golden bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle, Morrisons, West Kirby. Dark amber with a thin dissipating head. Aroma was caramel and hops with a similar theme continuing into the flavour with some light fruit and a dose of maltiness getting invoived too. All quite inoffensive and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
2008-09-28. Golden amber body with a modest fluffy white head. Pleasant aroma, mild interesting fruit I can’t describe over malt. (6+) Flavour is similar, modest fruit over mild sweet malt base. Light balancing bitterness. Light toffee rises in the finish as it warms, with just a glimpse of what may be oxidation? Average palate suits the beer with appropriate carbonation. Pleasant. Bottle Shared by DuctTape

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
bbf sep 08 (that’s now!) clear golden, nice offwhite head. aroma is aged beer, dark fruits, much heavier than i had expected, perhaps the aging has given it some dark flavor charactes. flavor : dark fruits, sweet stuff, slightly roasted stuff, intersting bitterness, quite good, sort of leaning towards less agressive belgian brews. it’s nice, but caught me totally off guard. nice beer, but akwardly straddeling betw. belgian and english styles (imho).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 30, 2008
clear orange/gold, no lacing, small whtie head. caramel malt aroma. light and crisp palate with a good amount of carbonation. moderately dry finish. hoppy with notes of lemon and bready malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber. Fruity fudge aroma. Quite bitter, fruity hops, some fudge. Uncomplicated, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle 0,5l. Dark golden brown colored. A thin filmy layer. Sweet malty and fruity aroma. Flavor of spice & fruit. Sourish bitter aftertaste.

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