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


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 14/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle Clear, golden body, hardly no head. Aroma of apple. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Bit hoppy, but quite weak. Still ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10173) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
It is dark golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of fruit and malt. The flavour has a light sweetness and it’s very smooth and fruity with notes of malt, caramel, fruit and citrus. It is very full-bodied, charming and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5600) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Athens, Ga. - Five Points Bottle Shop - 500 ml bottle. Pours a nice deep dark copper with a frothy with head. Nice, sweet fragrant aroma with hints of caramel and chocolate and a touch of citrus. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness with some toffee, caramel. apricots and back end of spearmint. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4599) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Amber with a fast-fading loose white head; aromas of caramel, honey and earthy hops; tart fruit flavours with a soft, smooth honey texture; clean fresh bitterness to finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear golden with a rough, off-white head. Fat, unclean fruit aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweet fruits and citrus. Finishes dry. 200409

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21091) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2009
Bottle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a small off white head. Fruity aroma of malts, caramel, tea and hops. Swet and malty flavour of caramel, hops and tea. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with carame notes. Flavour was sweet and malty with caramel. Finished sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29486) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and elderberries. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and spicy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31485) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Sweet malty and slight floral hoppy aroma. Mild floral hoppy note, light spiced hops note with a mild bitterness. Mild sweetness into the far finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090123]

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