Brewed by Banksís (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marstonís Wolverhampton plant (Banksís) from 2013, then bought completly by Marston in March 2015. The brand continues to be sold under the Thwaites name and logo.
"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."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
estpiwo (1319) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is malt, caramel, and bread. Mildly bitter. Overall, itís bland but easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one fat finger of rocky ivory head, short retention and moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grassy, caramel, light floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body tending slightly watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry short duration mildly bitter finish. (3/5) Itís really a struggle to find an ESB thatís actually interesting - and this isnít one. Itís fairly polite and well-behaved, with no significant shortfalls, but itís just so very, very boring. Try it if you like ESBís, I guess? (12/20)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hauxe (443) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
Pours golden brown from the bottle. Aroma is caramel with a dash of turpentine. Taste is sweet with the sugar noticeable but by no means dominating. Overall remains sweet, and ends with a light bitterness at the finish. Relatively light bodied. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Aroma very pleasant, nice and hoppy, almost peppery in its hoppyness, with hints of caramel, nice amber colour. Lovely bitter taste with the caramel coming through along with biscuits. A good strong flavour and a very pleasing bitter aftertaste, though certainly not a session drink. Great drink for those who like bold hoppy beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quafco (10) - - APR 14, 2016
Bottle - good shape and label, these are often overlooked but are definitely part of the quaffing experience. Would have liked a picture of the mighty Avro Lancaster the beer is a tribute to but a minor quibble. Beer - good dark amber colour, not too light or heavy, balance good. Bitter notes, a nice rounded bitter. Good with nuts, sandwiches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (772) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
Pours clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is black tea, some grass, light floral notes. Taste is black tea, fruits, caramel, brown sugar. After taste is quite bitter and dry. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jorn69 (2725) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 20121016. Bottle from Systembolaget. Caramely and sweet with nutty and buttery notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
indrekr (407) - ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2016
Aroma: bread, non-characteristic. Appearance: amber, brown, clear, minimal head, white foam. Taste: medium sourness, lightly bitter, light sweetness. Palate: light body, thin feel, lively, bitter, abrupt aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4332) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear deep golden pour, white head. Aroma of crispy hops, slighty fruity, some grains, malty and a bit of citrus. Flavor is slightly bitter, slightly malty and quite clean and smooth. Simple yet well drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fukito (1021) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 24, 2015
Pours amber with some dark golden hues and a small white head. Aroma is faint sweet malts with some restrained fruity esthers. Flavor is rather bland with some medium caramel malts and a very faint flowery hop notes and a rather salty bland palate. Meh

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