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


on tap

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7141) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle. Off-white creamy medium high and lasting head. Clear copper body. Weak barley malt aroma with notes of caramel. Dry and hoppy flavor Nice long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (8924) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2007
Bottle: Clear, amber colored, small, quite stable off-white head; fruity-malty nose with a big touch of herbal hops; mild to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied; delicate sweetish-malty finish with a hoppy touch in the aftertaste. Not a real bomber...........

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours an amber-orange colour. Aroma of caramel and some toasty maltiness. Flavour is bitter-sweet , nicely hoppy with toasted malt and caramel. Has a soft sweet bitterish finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
[BOTTLED 04/04/07] I enjoyed this far more from the cask than I did in a bottle. Still a pleasent ale but didn’t have anything special about it. Mediocre overall. Definatly recommend it on cask appose to the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle, picked up at Majestic, Bicester 20-05-07 in a mixed case. Poured amber in colour, caramel on the nose, tastes fine with good balance of sweetness and bitterness and maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2007
Ruddy, deepest amber and very bright is the body, infused with little more than a fine bubble here and a fine bubble there. Head, a big old, loose, fluffy, off-white mess that drabs wildly down the pint. Sweet, buttery, Anzac biscuit, bold toasted malts and tangy, rose petal like hops greet the olfactories. Quite sweet, nutty and floral on the palate. A little peanut-brittle fresh baked from Darrell Lea, perhaps! Again the toasted malts are predominant, a little plum sauce in there as some caramel and general woodiness to balance. Shows good length, only mildly bitter on the swallow with a floral, earthy hop finish that dries out somewhat. Body is a bit lean, soft. Good English aroma and flavour on display here. Goes down with real ease, good balance of malt and hops, Not too shabby to be honest!!! (50cL, 28/11/07, The Beer Store Morley)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
garthicus (2699) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 9, 2007
Fine - no real complaints, uninspiring, pours flat and brown, very faint aroma of malt, blandish flavour, not offensive in any way, just plain

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2007
Pale amner with a small white head. Malty with tones of caramel. Medium to light body with a short, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1766) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2007
50cl bottle. This is a clear amber beer with a small white foamy head. The beer’s aroma is quite malty rather than hoppy; a combination of buttery caramel and roasted notes. The flavour is again quite sweet with a light body. Slight bittersweet finish rounds this beer off.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Clear nut brown, rich head. Papery aroma. Sweet and lightly roasty with light-medium body and somewhat mellow mouthfeel. Nutty with restrained piney hops, lightly syrupy. Short finish with a faint whiff of resiny bitterness.

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