Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Regular.
Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marston’s Wolverhampton plant (Banks’s) from 2013, then bought completly by Marston in March 2015. The brand continues to be sold under the Thwaites name and logo.
"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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a fully gone head. Light bitter and fruity hops aroma. Flavour is smooth hoppy with a mild bitterness showing through. Medium dry and slight spiced into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (4166) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Aroma is richly and appetizingly malty, with hints of wheat and banana. Color is a nice, clear orangy amber with an off-white, fluffy, persistent head. Flavor was a bit of a let-down, though, on the thin side - not much malt and just a hint of hops. It is good, though, and this beer would be much better if the flavor had some strength. Finish is smooth and leaves a touch of hops and fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
Cask, 4.4%. Slightly buttery aroma. Hazy dark amber colour, small frothy head. The flavour is slightly sweet, some caramel and a little butter. A little fruity aroma hops in the finish along with a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with mild hoppy notes. Sweet fruity flavor with mild hoppy and caramel notes. Ends somewhat bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (7140) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
Cask-conditioned at The Raven, Bath, 19/7/08. I sampled this in between the Cornish beer festival at The Star in Bath and the summer festival at The Royal Oak. The variety on offer was wide and generally high quality. Unfortunately, Bomber stood out from the crowd in a negative way, being one dimensional with plenty of caramel sweetness and not much else. Not one to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18081) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2008
Cask at barony ... nice copper ... odd soapy nose ... fruit malts ... oats and caramel ... quite watery mouth feel ... but real tasty ... something odd but not unpleasent in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10191) - 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 (11893) - 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 (6161) - 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 (20000) - 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.

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