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

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


estpiwo's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
estpiwo (1278) - - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber color. white head. Grassy aroma. Taste was sweet malty at the beginning, light watery, but after more and more bitter. Aftertaste was medium bitter.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (155) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (373) - - SEP 13, 2014
Caramel aroma. Dark amber appearance. Quite clear but with a subtle tinge. Bitter flavour but a smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours reddish orange with a tan head. Aroma of spice hops and citrus. Flavour has malt sweetness and a bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (497) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2609) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1199) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (851) - 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 (450) - 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 (161) - 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 (433) - 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.


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