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


on tap

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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."

Snegurochka's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, - JUL 25, 2012
Half pint @ Wetherspoons Thanks for sharing Rune! Clear copper body. Smells like sour socks, cheese, poo and moist cellar. Taste of mould, cheddar cheese and dark fruit. Bitter and salty finish. 4.Jul.2012, Manchester

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Cask at The Locomotive, Burton upon Trent. Pours deep amber with a single finger white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, nuts, toffee....Taste of initial malts, some caramel, a little nuttiness and some toffee sweetness. Nice touch of bitterness too with soft carbonation. Some fruitiness also. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (606) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Cask at The New Tigermoth in Coventry. Poured a copper colour with white head, notes of malty caramel, slight spice and bitter finish. Quite drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1791) - 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 (522) - 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 (5710) - 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 (838) - 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 (1021) - 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 (1117) - 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 (869) - 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 (6033) - 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.

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