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

bottled
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RATINGS: 320   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."


Stoutgirl86's rating

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stoutgirl86 (6) - Kitchener, Ontario, - JUN 2, 2012
Very average ale. But the tall boy pour perfectly into a tulip glass creating one of the more attractive beers I’ve had recently. Unfortunately testbeds are located in the mouth, not the eyes, and this beer failed to deliver in the latter.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (222) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a copper amber colour with a slightly tan coloured creamyish head which lingers. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, biscuit, slightly spicey and vaguely stewed fruit. Taste is medium sweet initially before balancing out with a light to medium bitterness which then works out quite dry on the finish. Noticable carbonation which mellows and not too watery in the mouth. Overall a pretty nice bitter!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (60) - SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours sparkling amber with slight head. Sweet malty nose and low hop aroma. Sweet malt flavour with medium bitterness following through. Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Pleasant drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (969) - SPAIN - OCT 27, 2014
Lata de 50 cl, adquirida en Carrefour. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente amargo.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Amber pour with under a finger of white bubbly head. Sweet aroma, bit of flowery hops. Taste is fruity, sweet, bit of astringency. Overall not my favorite taste but not awful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours clear amber-copper with beige head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, fruits, malt. Flavor is sweet, fruits, malt, nutty notes, some hops. Finish is dry bitter. Overall: ok brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deepeary (165) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
500 ml can from the LCBO. BB 08-31-2015. Pours clear dark copper colour with some white head. Nose is herbal/floral hops and grainy malt. Low carbonation. Taste is fruity, malty, grainy, not much bitterness. Very drinkable and tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
uckelman (317) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours clear amber, creamy tan head with very fine bubbles. Faint aroma of Christmas spices. Medium body. Bittersweet. Astringent finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (239) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
50 cl bottle from Mendoza supermarket in Albir, Spain. Pours reddish with a small white head. Aroma is malt and taste is bitter. Ordinary but good bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2014
500ml bottle courtesy of Fiona - clear brown, bubbly off-white head, woody, malty aroma, no lacing, sweet, caramel, fruity flavour, high carbonation, malty aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from a Selver in Tallinn, Sept 2014. Pours a dark, near clear copper with a big creamy head that retains and laces well. Aroma is good grassy, earthy, woody hops, sweet caramel, and near-putrid autumn fruits. Sweet malty and dried apple taste that builds up to grassy bitter with some nice toffee and biscuit notes. Lingering, slightly spicy, dry and metallic bitterness in the finish. Medium body, near average carbonation, palate on the dry side. Quite nice!


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