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

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RATINGS: 326   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."


hens' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hens (544) - Tallinn, Estonia, - NOV 14, 2012
0.5l bottle. Good dark kvass aroma, meady. Bitter, cherry taste. Maybe jasmine.Sweety finish gives us herbs and grapefruit. Nice brown color.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
exeter (431) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a clear dark copper colour. Has wispy head with good lace. If you’ve ever had fullers ESB then you’ll think this beer is 75% of it.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber brown, long lasting thin white head. Aromas of caramel and banana. Taste is all toffee. Far too sweet. Hard work.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
estoniancraft (32) - ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2015
Great example of a British bitter. Really nice and enjoyable beer with good balance of malt and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Potts (9) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
Good beer to start the night off with. Bit of fruit but not overpowering. Low carbonation. Nice easy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gustavofnd (95) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JAN 2, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Cerveja boa, mas não tem nada demais. Tem um bom amargor. Veio na assinatura mensal da Onbeer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml at Arc, Stockton-on-Tees. Pours amber with off-white head. Sweetish, caramel, toffee, bit watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (232) - 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 (99) - 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 (1079) - 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 (441) - 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.


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