Brewed at Banks’s (Marston’s)

Style: Bitter
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Seasonal - Oct to May.
Originally brewed in 2004 for the 60th anniversary of D-Day.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; Cascade and Goldings hops.
"A dark amber beer that has an initial malty burst with a subtle sweetness, a citrus aroma, and a lingering sharp finish."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at J.D. Wetherspoon - The Knight’s Templar, London</i>
Amber color. Light aroma, grassy, manure. Some caramel flavor, <i>spoiled</i> by a light metallic touch. Too easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
cask at JDW edinburgh ...hazy copper ... fruity malts ... bright light very soft fruityness ... gentle hint of plum .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
[cask at Catherine Wheel, Henley] A gorgeous chestnut-russet colour with a lasting white head, this looks every inch the perfect English pint. The smell is rich, earthy and tempting, and the earthiness continues into the flavour, with the addition of a big shovel of sweet malt and lots of autumn leaves. Theres a little orange in there too before a long bitter thirst-quenching finish that is perfectly balanced with the rest of the beer. A great English bitter with the flavour and characteristics starting to head into ESB territory. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1291) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Red/brown with a cream coloured head. Aromas are sweet and fruity with spices and dry hopping. Flavours are sweet malts with berry fruit, chocolate, toffee and bitter hops on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2010 From cask at sir John Moore. Pours slight hazy orange with a creamy and dense off-white head. Mild malty aroma with a light metallic note. Sweet mlty and with a light metallic note showing through. Bitter and dry as well. Ends dry.5-3-5-3-11=2.7

From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Slight caramelish. Sweet malty and slight acidic hoppy. Bitter and lingering roasted dry malty flavoured into the finish. Ends dry and bitter.6-3-6-3-13=3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2008
<i>A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.</i>
Clean copper colour with a thin but lasting beige head. Bland and slightly eggy aroma with some delicate grassy hops. A decent malt and hop balance with a nutty malt and faintly citric finish. Hint of caramel to it that I’m not sure about but once it’s gone it’s not bad overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009 Cask - West Gate Inn (JDW), Canterbury. A ruby red colour with a subdued off-white head. A red fruit aroma, some yeast. In the flavour deparment there’s more fruit alongside a nuttiness and a light, bitter hop finish. Smooth mouthfeel and a dry twang to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
[Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell] Chstnut with a dense beige head; fruity malt aroma; chewy fruity malt flavours with a rounded bitterness and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2006
Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW Northampton. A darkish brown coloured beer with a whitish head. No aroma at all. Taste is dry and a little nutty. Some bitterness also but just dull and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 10/07/2005 Mid brown coloured and slightly strong in alcohol. Citrus aroma. Some bitterness in a dry malt finish.

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