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


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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 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6376) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 22nd Feb 08, drank Christmas Eve 2007. Poured into a Palm Special tulip glass (twice). Lighter than I thought it would be, a very clear, light amber colour with an off white head that soon clears away to leave a small collar round the glass and nothing else (on both pours). The aroma is of malts, hops and a little yeast, the label mentions a bitter orange finish but I can’t find that in the nose or the taste. Bog standard English Ale, no great flavours for me, a little too bitter if anything with the sour citrus fruits coming through more than the orange. Fairly watery for a 5.2% Ale, no high alcohol feel at all, could be mistaken for a 3.8% session beer. I drink with all my senses, this didn’t look great and the mouthfeel let it down too, not a beer I will seek out or long for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Pours a clear honey color with an off white head that quickly falls to a thin layer. Hops hit the nose first with some citrus and tart fruit with some malt to back it up. The taste follows with a dry crisp and citrusy aftertaste. Medium carbonation with a fine structure, body is on the light side of medium. Overall a pretty nice ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8767) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Healthy amber ale with a fine hoppiness and a nice citrus orange aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
500ml bottle served cool. Bright amber with a thin white head. Fruity aroma, more citrus than tropical, resiny marmalade flavour. Nice lip smacking bitter finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5567) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2011
Aroma has some sweet tropical fruits. Flavour is sweet and fruity with some passion fruit and orange. It leads to a drier hoppy finish with a sweet citrus edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1549) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - AUG 27, 2011
average frothy offwhite head. gl. md. clear thin dark-yellow body. aroma: light malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, raisin, wood. if and ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. delicioso amargor de lúpulo, mais carbonatada que suas compatriotas, toques de madeira no paladar, talvez falte um pouco de caráter de malte do estilo, mas é muito saborosa, casa com o meu paladar, sabor traz toques condimentados, apimentados, 70 s

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
From Morrisons, Carlisle. Not sure if this beer knows what it wants to be.Typical Thwaites sweet malty taste, chalky with a bit of hop resin thrown in. An orange-amber appearance, harsh bite on the back of the throat, that gives a poor aftertaste. Low aroma and lacking character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Malty, but not strong, aroma. It’s hops that are more dominant in the taste though, fairly bitter with a little fruit. OK as a session ale, nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Pours amber-gold and transparent with a quick white head. Nose is weak and green apples and hops. Flavor is weak and standard for the style; bland fruity malt, modest hops, and a touch of skunk. Finish is sticky and tasteless. Yawn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2011
[500ml bottle, Booth’s Preston] Carbonated golden amber pour, the head reducing pretty quickly. Aromas of sweet, fruity malt and a touch of hop. There are some hops at the end, with a fruity hop component. The malts balance really well, a very well crafted beer that drinks brilliantly [18022008] 550th rating

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