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


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 16, 2008
Botella. Clear golden amber with a medium creamy bubbly off-white head leaving a good sticky lacing. Fruity and malty aroma with some bitter hops. Good mouthfeel. Mild fruity flavour with toasted malt, some caramel, mild bitter hops and grass. Dry mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
Aroma of fresh, leafy hops, some decent malt underpinning, amber, with a small off-white head. Flavour has a malty start, backed up nicely with a bitter hops infusion. Balanced, light bodied, a dry finish, pleasing mouthfeel. A very good session ale. Thanks to My neighbor Jean’s sister Dorothy. A very nice treat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
Not bad, but too many flavours in there for me. Not enough hops and too much fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (321) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2008
Yellow golden and fluffy indeed. Some frutiness and caramel as usual from Thwaites. I got oranges and apples in there. Nice hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1837) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle. A lightly yellowed golden coloured ale with a fine yet fluffy white head. Fairly strong citric hop aromas and a caramel malt quality. The flavours are again rather hoppy, but this time they’re more spicy in character with some sweet malts on the front of the tongue. A long and clean bitter finish that is often grassy. Perhaps a bit sugary sweet at times but highly drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoozyBugger (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2008
Hoppier than expected, quite a caramel sweet taste to it. A bit light on the finish, overall not bad but not spectacular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle, bought @ my local flower shop(?). Pours a light golden with a small creamy white head. A thin film stays throughout the drinking experience. Aroma is mildly hoppy with apples, grass and slight pine. A little pilsner malts behind it. Perhaps a little thin on the ground. Flavour has only slight malt base behind a heavy dryness with good hop flavours.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Oct, 2007 500ml bottle from Morrisons. A nicely balanced and fairly robust ale with a nice apple tang from the Bramling Cross hops. Some fizz, but not too aggressive, and the barley sugar taste of the pasteurising is not as noticeable as in some other bottled English ales. An OK drink. Buttery and fairly pleasant. [2.8]
June, 2009 A fairly standard and nondeScript bottled and pasteurised British bitter. There’s nothing offensive about this - it’s a drinkable beer with some hop awareness and a modest, but acceptable malt backbone - but there’s nothing that makes it stand out either. It lacks life through the procesing it has gone through, but remains quite a pleasant and acceptable drink. [3.0]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. Full bodied strong bitter with much more hopping than I expected. Not incredible but a tasty drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle from somewhere random. Golden amber with a thin white film. Hoppy aroma with slight notes of cherry and sugar. Grassy hops continue into the flavour with more cherry and berries and slight medicinal notes. Sugar rush at the finish. It’s ok but all just a little tart where is shouldnt be and the malt is not quite right in some way. Not too bad though.

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