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

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RATINGS: 124   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."


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - 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 (5855) - 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 (4959) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye,light orange clear color, metallic copper sour fruit aroma as expected, flavor is bitter metallic fruit and nuts

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
undercurrent25 (1479) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
Fairly good bitter, I drank this one after the wainwright, I found this one to have a slight more robust and rounded flavour, possibly due to a stronger strenghth

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2010
Pours clear amber with small beige head. Caramel and sweet malts aroma. Crispy sweet, acidy and hoppy flavor with notes of orange. Acidy bittersweet on palate. Finishes with great longlasting bitter-tart hoppy but also sweet aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1587) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Well balanced on the nose, with a piney hop and caramel, toffee and fruity malt. Thin off white head, quickly disappears. Hazy amber appearance. Light to medium bitterness. Medium bodied, slight oily texture, some carbonation. Satisfying dry, bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2010
500ml bottle. Deep gold/pale amber body, good clarity, sturdy white head. Nice aroma; sweet biscuity malt, orange citrus hop, quite pungent and zesty with underlying spice and dried fruits. Full body, nice chewy malt texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet malts fill the mouth, good citrus fruit flavours, more hints of dried apricot and sultana in the background. Lingering finish, slight phenolic spice and relatively high balancing bitterness. Well made and tasty bitter. Plenty of flavour and balance to entice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OzarkElmo (300) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2009
From botle. Pours a medium, mostly clear amber with slight off-white head. Definite nose of fruits, honey and caramel malt. Very well done brew, well balanced with hops and malt presence, but neither overbearing. Lacing throughout. A very enjoyable beer with medium body. Not too sweet, not too fruity, not too dry - Just perfectly bitter for my taste. Very surprised at the great taste since this is from bottle and not cask. CHEERS to Thwaites!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, english hops, grass and earth. Flavour is malty, earth and flower.


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