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


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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"The Northern Beauty. A very easy drinking beer with an inviting malty aroma, this rich amber beer is brewed using pale ale and crystal malt to achieve this full-bodied flavour. A finely balanced hop character is enriched by the late addition of Styrian Goldings as a dry hop to give a prominent floral hop aroma and warming aftertaste."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Dark amber with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma is malty and slightly fruity hoppy. The flavour has nice malty caramel notes, fruit and a nice, not so strong, but quite dry bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2007
Cloudy copper beer with a medium sized, lasting white head. Malty aroma with some apple peel. Fruity sweet flavour with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Cloudy dark amber pour covered by a 1-inch off-white head that fully lasts. Very, very bready nose feels almost fluffy with all this foam. In mouth, lots of residual sugars become evident, but the palate feels thicker and more comfortable all the same. Unfortunately, after a few sips, the bitterness is just missing and desired.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Pours a clear amber colorwith a small off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hints of dark fruits. Sweet malty fruity caramel flavor. Has a sweet malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
Cask (Turf Tavern, Oxford) Slightly beery aroma. Very rich dark hoppy taste, quite sticky. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Unclear to hazy light amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, hay. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Amber colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is nice caramel, very much fruits and some slight spicyness. Flavour is very fruity along with slight wooden and spicy hints.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 07. Cloudy copper, thin off-white head. Nose is sour lactic and hoppy. Some fruit and more hop. Mouth is sour hoppy and sweet malt. Finishes slightly sour and malty. Do not like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
On draft at Ye Grapes, Shepardess Walk, Mayfair. Some floral flavours combined with roasted malt and an easy drinking palate, apart from that I can’t say it lived long in the memory. Not bad but not destinctive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
The Standing Order. Aroma has appley sweetness, and hints of candy sugar, i serch for hops with no luck. Taste is similar apple sweetness, this is no use. Im hoping its in bad condition.

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