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


on tap

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RATINGS: 88   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."

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8827) - Tromsø, - OCT 12, 2006
Half pint on cask. Amber in colour. Creamy, short-lived white foam. Sweet citrus aroma. Hints of caramel, grape and plums in the flavour. Short bitter finish. Standard bitter (Pillars of Hercules, Soho 18.09.2006)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1433) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
on tap at the tempest coley. Pours reddish orange with a tan head. Aroma of spice hops and citrus. Flavour has malt sweetness and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (241) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Cask at The Hollybush, Leek. A clear deep amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, of caramel, nuts, apple, berry fruits and some sugar. Taste of sweet caramel, berry fruitiness and a little nutty. Some bitterness but mainly sweet. Medium bodied and a soft carbonation. A fruity bitterness in the finish. An average bitter, nothing special but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5318) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 20, 2014
Cask at the Punch Bowl, West Hallam, Derbyshire. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big malt hop, light citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth malt hop woody bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. A superb pint and very well kept.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (741) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2014
Half at Kettering Park hotel. Pours amber with off white head. Light dark fruits, toast, nut aroma. Flavour is toffee, bread with cherry finish. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Cask. Nutty brown ale with red tinge and a thick off white head. Nose is spicy- fennel, wood bark... Woodiness is in the taste too. And more spiciness and pepper. A slight nutmeg. Not a great drink for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask. Almost nut brown in shade but with a slight orange tint. White head on top. Tangy and resinous fruitier flavours above some more earthy, slightly burnt, malt flavours below. A little staid and old-fashioned, but good enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
renffisch (860) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Cask at the prince of Wales Wimbledon. Brown clear in colour, thin rim. Unbalanced sweet malty leafy flavours with quite a bit of brown banana and wet dog. Quite terrible

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask at a visit back to Preston. Dark brown pour, big white head. Overwhelming aromas of banana, and not in a nice-weiss-beer way. Some toffee. Bit odd. Tastes sweet. Possibly not well kept, so switched to the Wainwright. My cousin had four of these, and was apparently sick in the car on the way home. might re-rate in future just to be sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Cask @ Bar Dos Hermanos, Leicester. Chestnut colour. Malty traditional bitter. Nice example and drinkable but nowt special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1134) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Cask @ Secklow Hundred, Milton Keynes. Appearance: a shade lighter than chestnut brown. Big, big, big head (lively barrel)! Aroma of soft malt and fruit mixed with a pleasantly balanced astringency. The taste is nice - a malty sweetness with some bitterness at the end. This is a commendable old-fashioned extra bitter. Nothing too original, but a dependable pint.

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