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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
20th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Strong malts with a crisp palate. A trace of vanilla and then some noticeable caramel in the malty finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
Bottled at Black & Brown Inn, Stockholm. Clear pale amber, minimal head. Fruity nose. Sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Some syrup, caramel and cardboard. Vague fruity bitterness. Dull.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, light cognac, and coconut. Flavor of earth, grass, caramel, and biscuit with mild bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (1826) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Deep golden honey colour, caramel and apple aroma. Sweet syrup that almost immediately changes to peppery cloves. Ginger-like burn that builds at the back of the throat for a long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish orange, light film of offwhite head. Nose of raisin, apple, light caramel and honey. Taste of toasty caramel, earth, raisin and cracker with a bready finish that is well carbonated and creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, sugar, caramel and fruits.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (10824) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
50 cl Bottle.Amber/golden with lasting off-white head. Flavour is malt and bitter hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10414) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle at American-can tasting Sdr. Borup. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is bready with some lighter fruit. The flavor is grain, grassy hops and earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but not to much going on.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a dark amber with a cream head. nose is caramel, bready malts, and faint vanilla? nice on the palate, bready malt backbone, light caramel, and a nice finish.


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