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


on tap

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8391) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2009
bottle from a petrol station somewhere between Newton Poppleford and Exeter (Devonshire). Clear copper colour, mid-sized beige head. Malty-hoppy nose with a touch of citrus fruit. Full-bodied, intensive malty flavours with hints of roasetd malts and caramel. Lovely lemony hops on to, with hints of bitter orange and English orange marmalade. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 (Bottle from Morrisons, Diss) Copper colour with a large fluffy head. Smells faintly of hops with a bit of malt. Taste of sharp hops mixed well with a biscuit bread malt base. A hint of orange which mixes well with the bitter after taste. Good, a fairly heavy but interesting ale, with alcohol becoming more prevalant as I drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
[1729-20080928] 500mL bottle. Mild toasted grains aroma with not much else. Clear, amber orange body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Green leafy hops flavour has some grains and a bit of sweaty wood. Medium body. Not bad, has lots of hops taste without the bitterness.
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle from Morrisons. A nicely balanced and fairly robust ale with a nice apple tang from the Bramling Cross hops. Some fizz, but not too aggressive, and the barley sugar taste of the pasteurising is not as noticeable as in some other bottled English ales. An OK drink. Buttery and fairly pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle from Tesco. Clear copper in colour with a white head that quickly subsides. Perfume hop aroma. Good balance of malt and hops on the tongue and a bitter finish. Not a bad effort but nothing exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4133) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2008
Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma has some grassy hops, and the flavour some caramel malts. Just the average bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4558) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
(bottle) pours a clear amber colour with a small, foamy white head. refreshing aroma of fruity hop spices, orange and lychee, and caramel. same flavour with light grainy pale malts. smooth carbonation, medium body, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8344) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2008
Very good hops nose –bit like USA hops, as well as some caramel. Nice hops in the taste, but this time clearly UK hops. Clear, crisp palate, the bitterness not fading away. Very nice golden bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle, Morrisons, West Kirby. Dark amber with a thin dissipating head. Aroma was caramel and hops with a similar theme continuing into the flavour with some light fruit and a dose of maltiness getting invoived too. All quite inoffensive and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
2008-09-28. Golden amber body with a modest fluffy white head. Pleasant aroma, mild interesting fruit I can’t describe over malt. (6+) Flavour is similar, modest fruit over mild sweet malt base. Light balancing bitterness. Light toffee rises in the finish as it warms, with just a glimpse of what may be oxidation? Average palate suits the beer with appropriate carbonation. Pleasant. Bottle Shared by DuctTape

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