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 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 (871) - 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 (4133) - 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 (1291) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bruman (11) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle poured lively and bright A really pleasant beer to sip on This bottle seems to have travelled really well tastes fresh. Aroma is marmalade and fresh cut hay Nice and citrusy on the palate with a drawn out, even and clean bitterness the malt pops out as you swallow, breast and biscuity -English

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tampierre (1280) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,toast and floral aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7843) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 26, 2012
Poured a clear amber with a thick white head and medium carbonation. The aroma is weak, but with hints of malt and hops. The flavour is bitter, malty and refreshingly hopped. It’s a classic, quality English ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Pleasing orangey-amber colour. The aroma is spicy, marmaladey, with a warming fresh bread character. Medium body, toasty malts with a hint of biscuit. The hops are gentle, well-integrated and the marmaladey Bramling Cross note is a breath of fresh English air. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (4845) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
On bottle from shop in Wirksworth. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of light hops, malt and some fruitiness. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness & well balanced Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle from store in Cape Town. Warm amber with a really lovely head that makes it look like it was pulled from a cask. Balanced, peppery aroma. Juicy body with healthy malts that are kept in check by a dry, spicy hop finish that hints of mustard seed and leaves.

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