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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A dashingly dark coloured beer that has a lightly hopped, fruit aroma with a rich, nutty flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090802]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours golden amber with an orange hue and a lacing white head. Light spiced and chocolate malty aroma. Flavour is medium sweet with a smooth chocolate malt. Ends light bitter and smooth chocolate flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and fruit as well as lighter notes of dusty hops. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel and dusty hops and lighter notes of fruit, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2008
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Bottled. Deep copper colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some wooden hops and mild grassyness. Flavour is wooden, some slight caramel maltyness as well as syrup, and some dark dry fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a beautiful clear warm reddish brown with a lively rought off-white head. Roasted malty aroma with some nuttiness. Vague burned accents - burned caramel. The finish is dry. 040408

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle at home ... Thanks to Fin (i think) for this one ... Wonderfully Ruby colour.... you really cant fault the apperence of this one ...fruity malt nose ... OH ! ... this is beyond anything i expected ... i was expecting ron of the mill ... but this is bursting with full on interesting flavours ... lots of berry fruits ... little sweetness ... little toffee malts ... All round a decent beer, and a real pleasent suprise for a beer that i chose mid night that i expected to be mediocre before finnishing on better beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle, 4.9% at EBF08. Buttery aroma. Clear brown colour. Malty flavour, dark malts, hint of butter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, from Morrisons, Banbury. Dark brown ruby with thin beige head. Sweetish fruity beer but with a cardboardy background, plum, blackberry a little hazelnut some toffee caramel on the palate. Lasting and a little cloying. Its fine if underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mstly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty nutty and honey aroma. Light hoppy. Moderate bitter flavor. Caramellic and week chocolate notes. Nice. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Almost more Brown Ale than ESB.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50