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


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (884) - 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 (659) - 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 (7103) - 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 (7711) - The Hague, 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 (6950) - 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 (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 11, 2013
England: South Littleton. Nice bitter with a full bodied profile. Well done all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a clear amber, small slightly off-white head. Malty, caramel and hop aroma. A very well balanced taste. Lots of crisp hoppiness and sweet malt. Bread, caramel and citrus notes thrown in for good measure. Not too bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (812) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with thin white head. Aroma is English hops, bit of malt. Flavor is malty and hoppy, with a bit of hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3167) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with small head. Malty aroma. Taste is malt and some hop bitterness. A little dry and just a smidgen of toffee. A shot of carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (1013) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma: hops, grainy (cracker), caramel Appearance: Clear dark golden, slight carbonation, slight off-white long lasting head, Taste: Malt, grain, cracker-like taste. Medium light hops bitterness that lingers. floral hints. Medium-high sweetness (caramel). Palate: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation on tongue. Overall: A really enjoyable bitter. Very well balanced. I could drink this in very large amounts! 500 ml bottle, poured.

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