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


on tap

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RATINGS: 309   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."

Jonb5's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (345) - Greater London, - FEB 5, 2013
Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. Bronze auburn colour, clear, one finger off white head. Retained a fair amount of lacing. Aroma had hints of Fuggles and Goldings hop with some apple, also had to think of a north German style Pilsner. Tasted pine and citrus fruits (mainly grapefruit) sharp finish, moderate bitterness. Smooth texture, decent carbonation, slightly watery body. Overall it lacked the character of some ESBs and was slightly too strong to session as Andrew Flintoff found out after 17 pints at the 2007 cricket world cup in Barbados.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (446) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2014
50cl bottle. Been drinking this for ages, strangely have not recorded rating. Pours clear amber, with thin head. Beautiful lacing nonetheless. Aroma of cask, vanilla, caramel and sugar. More sweet than bitter. Close to medium body, thin carbonation. Best when served at 6-7degC. Not a pretentious beer, but a well brewed and balanced sweet sided bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from the Spar. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee and biscuit. A bit of malty spice. Taste - dry breakfast cereal and more spicy malt. Palate - medium bodied with a big crunchy texture and a fairly balanced finish. Overall - decent bitter. Good body for the strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a cream froth. A bog standard bitter. Floral and citrus hop notes with a biscuity malt base. Very average.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mavis0815 (21) - - JUL 10, 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (788) - USA - JUN 24, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bottle bought in Wakefield, UK. Dark bitter amber ale. Hoppy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (393) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a clear brown with nice tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is toffee, biscuits, citrus, red fruits and noble hops. Round and fruity palate. Aftertaste is bread, caramel, metal, citrus, red fruits and lingering noble hop bite. Overall: Well made and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cattaneopapa (149) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours a clear deep amber colour with one finger of white head. Aroma of malts. Herbal, tea like taste. Light body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (366) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle - copper with a slightly off white head which soon fades away. Aroma is lots of grassy hops, malts, spices and fruit. Taste is grassy and earthy with some fruit and spiciness followed by a medium bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation, very dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2165) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a bug tulip, ABV 4.4% Amber in colour with a clear body. Tall and froathy off-white head, with average retention, minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, caramel with nice fruity notes. Taste is quite malty, again caramel, some metal, some red fruit notes. Mildly bitter with the bitterness having a short duration. Medium body, okay carbonation, mildly dry palate. Overall okay, nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (564) - 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.

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