Brewed by Banksís (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marstonís Wolverhampton plant (Banksís) 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4494) - Marietta, 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 (3919) - - 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 (4217) - 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 (1069) - 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 (2094) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Bottle 500ml. Hoppy malt aroma. Pours a clear amber. Lacy tan head soon dissolves. I found this one had a metallic taste about it but little else to speak of. Quite thin on the palate. Not particularly drinkable as far as Iím concerned. I bought a Thwaites selection box - but I wish I hadnít! This is the fourth different brew Iíve tried and theyíve been pretty disappointing overall. May 5th 2008 Re-rate: This stuff gets worse. This is a Best Before End Sept 2008 bottle and it is foul chemical, heavily metalic taste. Thatís it for me, definately no more Thwaites brews for a long while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5030) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Deep gold with a white head; leafy hop aroma; strong dry and grassy hop flavour, with more dry hops on the finish. If you like hoppy beers, this is a must.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (851) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle at home. hay, grass, amber, clear, aminimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
This dark amber beer has a nice head and the aroma has hints of malt and hops. I also find roasted malt and hops in the flavour and there is a nice bitterness from the beginning, and it develops in the finish, where it becomes both dry and bitter. Actually so dry, that I have to have another sip :))

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