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Thwaites Good Elf (4.9%) (Cask)

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Formerly brewed at Thwaites
Style: Mild Ale
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - November and December.
Note: Replaced by a different beer with a lower ABV from 2012.
Brewed with a combination of English pale malts and Goldings and Fuggles hops, this is a very warming beer for this festive period. It’s a rich, robust and flavoursome beer which is a perfect drink for some serious merriment.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Dark mahogany with no head, this beer was poured very poorly by a young slip of a lass in a pub in Hammersmith, London on Boxing day evening 2006. Christmas cake/pudding spices attacked my nose, along with sweet malts, very interesting. The aroma carried on into the taste, a thicker mouthfeel than I was expecting from a mild, almost rich. A very nice mild, one I will have again if our paths cross.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wimpyjoe (3694) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
Mild bitterness, good fruits, full of taste and almost a full bodied real ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Lord Moon Of The Mall, Whitehall, Greater London, England SW1A 2DY .
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dark berry, raisin. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20081229]

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2009
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark red brown with a small beige head. Very little aroma I could perceive beyond a touch of pencil shavings. Taste was delicious: sweet liquorice, nuts and and spiced fruits. A little bitterness. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5176) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Cask (JDW Pub in London) - Dark brown with red tings. Fruity aroma with malt and raisins. Fruity taste with a sweet and hoppy element with raisins, toffee and some spicy malt notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2009
cask at the JDW edinburgh ... deep brown ... sweet light chocolate malts nose... lovely woody chocolate... soft mellow fruits in background... little creamy and caramel

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
A Mes rate. Gravicask at the Bree Louise. Dark copper with a good beige head. Strong bready malt aroma with a hint of coca cola. Similar flavour with hints of nuts and caramel in the finish. A little better than I expected to be honest.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
Handpulled cask at Baker St. Spoons. Red/brown with off white head. Malty with caramel and a dusty hop finish. Nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4439) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2008
[Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell.] Tawny brown with a ruby tint and a dense cream head; caramel and treacle aroma; smooth caramel body, rather dry to start, then some roast hazelnuts come through before a warming sweet tracel finish. A very pleasing winter ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2007
Fruity malts, backed with some nuttyness and floural hops. Taste is similar, toast coming through sort of missing a bit of character for this % of ale, and not really what id call a mild.


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