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

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RATINGS: 306   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (340) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mavis0815 (12) - - JUL 10, 2014
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (678) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (366) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cattaneopapa (145) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (302) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (1999) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (490) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vogelweide (8) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
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...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (425) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1061) - 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.


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