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


on tap

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
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.
"This rich amber beer is brewed with only the finest English ingredients. A prominent hop aroma and bitterness throughout is finely balanced with a full malt flavour, leading to a dry bitter finish."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2008
Golden colour, white head. Faint hops in aroma, malty taste. Average bittter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Aroma of sweet hops with ba touch of malt. Slight hint of perfume. Caramel in colour with a small off white head. Slightly metallic. Malt follwed by hops with a bitter aftertaste. Slightly fizzy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
Clear deep golden with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt and caramel. Ends sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - handsome 500 ml bottle. Pours a dark, sparkling copper with a thin white head that persists around the edge of the glass. Sweet, but slightly faint aroma of tea and a touch of mint. Flavor has some brown sugar accents, unsweetened tea, root beer, sassafras and just a touch of toffee. Mouthfeel is refreshing and clean and leaning to the dry side of the spectrum. Decent bitter - good session material at 4.4% ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a brownish, tea-colored body with a small, bubbly, white head. Time to dive in! What are we Thwaitesin’ for?! Smell: Pretty wimpy nose here. Bits of malts, brown sugar, and leafy hops, but only bits mind you. Taste: Dry, biscuity malts with a toffee-minded sweetness and hint of brown sugar. All of it pretty thin. Hops come across with an herbal, tea-like flavor and a restrained bitterness. Dry, waterlogged finish. So clean, light, and empty you’d swear it was a lager. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Mild carbonation. Fairly watery. Drinkability: Light in body and flavor, it definitely does make for extremely easy drinking, but it does remind me of a slightly watered down cup of tea. After all, you can’t spell "Thwaites" without t-e-a. And "Lancaster", I guess. Oh, and "Pasteurised".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4007) - - JUL 31, 2008
pleasant caramel and dry dog food(in a good way) malty aroma with a touch of lemon. flavor is malty and sweet with caramel, and a twist of lemon. a rusty amber beer under a small off-white head. medium bodied and smooth. its o.k.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle from Bargain Booze, Hazel Grove. Reddish amber with white ish head. I use the word ish a lot. It’s not that I lack the vocabulary, it’s just...whatever. Malt, hops, bitterish. My head hurts this evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2008
Bottle. Amber with a medium body. Bitter with a slight hoppiness.Lasting pleasant mouthfeel.i liked this more than I thought I would.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1075) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2008
Reddish hue with little to no head. Sweetish aroma. Very bland originally and watery. Some vegetable overtones and caramel infusion. Too weak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, Bargain Booze, West Kirby. Bottle. Pours a dark reddy amber colour. Aroma is malty with some caramel. Flavour is somewhat lacklustre, malty with some hop bitterness, but verging on the bland, and a bit of a chore to finish.

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