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


on tap

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (927) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
500 ml can. Pours a clear, dark caramel with a half finger, cream coloured head. Aroma has notes of caramel, bread, and some fruitiness. Taste is balanced with some mild fruity hop flavour. Low-medium body and carbonation. Slightly creamy texture. Overall pretty good. Easy drinking with a great texture and a well-rounded flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vogelweide (10) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Good beer. Got it from a near by super markt. Expectations were not that high. But yes, solid English bitter, nothing mind blowing, nothing dissapointing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (672) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
500 mL can. Pours copper with a full beige head. Aromas of crackery malt, caramel, English hops, apple and over ripe pear. Lightly sweet malt notes, some hop bitterness and a malty finish. Moderate body and light carbonation. Sessionable British standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1193) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Botella de 500ml. Vaso Shaker. Intensos trazos de caramelo al destapar. Brota con color ámbar anaranjado y apariencia algo velada. La corona marfil es discreta y deja algo de encaje en las paredes. Aromas florales, de caramelo, moderado tostado y un muy sutil chocolate fundido. Al primer sorbo, sabor herbal agradable, de dulce malteado y algo terroso. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Textura oleosa algo aguada. En el intermedio, sabor con amargor bajo, trazos de chocolate y notas algo ácidas, redondeado por matices de té y sutil madera. Final amargo y seco con un retrogusto algo reseco. Una cerveza deliciosa y de agradable asimilación, perfecta para “tomar unas cañas”. 500ml bottle. Shaker glass. Intense caramelized hues as cap is removed. Pours orangish amber in color with chill haze appearance, discrete off-white crown & some left lacing. Floral, caramel, mild toasted & very subtle fudge chocolate aromas. Gentle herbal, sweet malty & slight earthy at first sip. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Low bitterness, hints of chocolate an acidic notes in the middle rounded by tea-like hints & subtle wood. Dry bitter finish. Slightly dried aftertaste. Nice, gentle drinkable & delicious session beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
guitartown (43) - SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
No mucho que decir. Mínimo aroma, mínimo sabor, nulo final. Densidad correcta. Punto.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Brown bitter. Rich, malty, peppery, good stuff. I thought I’d dislike it but, no.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (542) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Deep clear copper pour with a tiny white head. Nose is light roast and a touch of apricot. Mild fruity sweetness with an equal balance of bitterness leading to s relatively short finish. Mouth is quite thin and watery with average carbonation. Easy drinking but not much character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2675) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 7, 2014
500ml bottle from Hipercor. @home 07-04-2014.
In short: atasty bitter.
Pours quite clear amber, wth nice off white head, creamy, good retention, some lacing. Citrusy, amlty, caramel,liquorice aromas. Medium body, soft carbonaion, oily texture. Taste follows the nose, mild bitter, fruity, drya aftertaste. Smooth and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spartakbarnsley (67) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 23, 2014
0.5 bottle from Pulkovsky Universam, St Petersburg. Classic, old skool bitter - slightly malty, with a very bitter finish. Drank this straight from the fridge, maybe it demands a re-rate at a later date. But this is definitely the sort of beer that I would prefer on tap. Memories of drinking in Barnsley before matches, when Oakwell had a proper atmosphere, and football was a proper sport.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tedvard (26) - - MAR 16, 2014
From bottle. Appearance: chestnut with thin white head, not much head retention. Aroma: not much to the nose, slight hint of hops and slightly metallic. Taste: light bitterness, a bit of fruit and toffee at the end. Pallet: light carbonation, decent enough mouthfeel. Very short finish. A good session drink, light and not complex.

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