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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (1846) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 25, 2014
Clear pale body, low white head. Aroma is light acidic, fruity, malty. Taste is malty sweetness, light noble bitterness. Dark fruits in the after taste. Body is full, low to medium carbonation, watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WhoU (125) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle Cape Town. Pours clear golden orange with lightmedium head and carbonation. Aroma is malt yeast. Taste is slight bitter sweet finish. Overall not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2014
500ml bottle from beers of Europe. Pours clear amber, nice white head and lacing. Aromas are mostly sweet malts, light earthy hops. Taste is light sweet, bit thin. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bjammin (23) - - FEB 19, 2014
A new favourite of mine. A lovely aroma. A lovely looking pint with a head that stayed all the way down the glass. Taste was wonderful and one of those that I could drink all day. Lovely aftertaste and overall a great beer! I will be stocking up on this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2014
Pours a hazy copper with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet honey, vanilla, caramel, some lemon and some floral hop notes. Medium slick mouth feel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is hoppy floral bitterness, fruity honey, sweet caramel, some sweet malt and lasting hop bitterness. Overall: Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzerfaust (790) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 11, 2013
Bottled from Jumbo, Santiago. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium off-white long-lasting head. Aroma is restrained, with soft hops and some malty undertones. Notes of orange citrus, tangerines, herbs, pine and hay. Taste has a nice balance of piney bitterness with sweet orange touches. Really pleasant. Medium bodied and with a fizzy carbonation. It ends with a long finish and a clearly defined aftertaste. Good one by Thwaites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 10/5/14. 500mL bottle from Exit 18. Hazy amber pour with a small frothy khaki head that fades. The aroma screams English... fruity, old caramel, minerals. Drab flavor, burnt caramel, English yeast. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11235) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear dark gold with an off white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, light citrus and hops. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
50cl bottle from ABCBeers shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Nice malty bitterness. A good ESB

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 11, 2013
England: South Littleton. Nice bitter with a full bodied profile. Well done all around.

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