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

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RATINGS: 119   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."


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3719) - - AUG 30, 2008
clear orange/gold, no lacing, small whtie head. caramel malt aroma. light and crisp palate with a good amount of carbonation. moderately dry finish. hoppy with notes of lemon and bready malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber. Fruity fudge aroma. Quite bitter, fruity hops, some fudge. Uncomplicated, but enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle 0,5l. Dark golden brown colored. A thin filmy layer. Sweet malty and fruity aroma. Flavor of spice & fruit. Sourish bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beth101 (528) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
Amber colour. Sweet smell of hops with a subtle flavour of hops, Slightly bitter taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1359) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Dark brown/amber. Not much head, and shortlived. More head when warmer. Aroma: Malt and hops. Toffee. Taste: Malt and sweet. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing special. Info: 500ml bottle, 27/11-2007

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
500ml bottle at a drinking session in Tromsø. Amber body with a white, bubbly head. Moderate smell om flowers and malt. Slightly spiced hoppy flavour with a rounded bitterness in the finish (14.06.2008).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 16, 2008
Botella. Clear golden amber with a medium creamy bubbly off-white head leaving a good sticky lacing. Fruity and malty aroma with some bitter hops. Good mouthfeel. Mild fruity flavour with toasted malt, some caramel, mild bitter hops and grass. Dry mild bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
Aroma of fresh, leafy hops, some decent malt underpinning, amber, with a small off-white head. Flavour has a malty start, backed up nicely with a bitter hops infusion. Balanced, light bodied, a dry finish, pleasing mouthfeel. A very good session ale. Thanks to My neighbor Jean’s sister Dorothy. A very nice treat.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
Not bad, but too many flavours in there for me. Not enough hops and too much fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2008
Yellow golden and fluffy indeed. Some frutiness and caramel as usual from Thwaites. I got oranges and apples in there. Nice hoppiness.


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