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


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4292) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle. Amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly toffee and dry and the flavour is hopped and toffee. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1898) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle. Light amber colour with a thick off-white head. Aroma has malt, hops and toffee. Smooth and well balanced with the same elements in the taste department with a pleasant bitterness throughout. This is good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle. Copper pour, soft white head. Herbal hops, rough bready aroma, a little mint around the edges and overripe melon esters. Flavor is soft bread sweetness, round minty/piney bitterness. Fairly full mouthfeel. Not much to distinguish this from the crowd, but fairly well executed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2203) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
fruity aroma with hops and oranges. Clear orange appearance with a thin white head. Smooth texture of syrup but a bitter, citrus fruit finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
Amber, very fizzy. Malt aroma. I left this an hour and enjoyed the sweet malty taste and tangy citric edge. Low bitterness, but full of flavour. Good British bottled beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
Bottled. Honeyish amber with a frothy slick of white suds. Quite an appetising snout of leafy hop, robustly boozy malt and apple fruitiness. Slatey smooth and heavily malt-accented. Sturdy ale with a firm hop bitterness and oatily mellow aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle (from Threshers). A pleasant bottled bitter for a change. Tasty malts which arent over sugary and lovely marmaladey orangey hops. Pleasant leafy bitterness in the finish. My only complaint would be the fizz in the mouth which makes it seem a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Clear copper with a thin lasting faintly creamy head, aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is malty with a dry finish - nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle. Liquored orange nose with some sharp apple. Pours copper with a disappearing pale tan head. Flavour is great - an archetypal bitter with just enough distinction to make a classic of the style. Some broad orange hops on the middle back of the tongue balanced with a slightly citric sweetness (contradictory as that may sound). Finish is well-hopped, long, pleasingly bittersweet and refresing. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle. Amber with a strong, white head. Aroma was of toffee with some hops in the background. Flavour was well balanced with some doughy malt followed by a long, bitter finish. Good.

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