Brewed at Banksís (Marstonís)

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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2005
Casl conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Initially full \nd rounded with toffee and bitter hops. Thins out slightly but retains balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
Cask (handpulled) at the Babington Arms Derby. Tacky, sickly, aroma. Rather sludgy fruit flavours, bottom of barrel stuff. For all these faults it delivered a half decent sweet malt finish, looks like I may have caught this on a bad day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2005
George V, Brompton. A lovely soft and darkly malty best bitter with the hops well soaked into the malt. Mmm, very yummy. Long lingering hop soaked malt flavours - chocolate, fruit, tree bark, itís all here and it all blends well. Enough individual flavours to keep the flavour spotter happy, yet a great drink as well. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
Cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Red/brown colour with a creamy head. Fruity and malty with some caramel and bitter hops in the finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
Cask at County Hotel JDW, Ashford Reddish ruby colour, plenty of fruity malt with strawberries and raspberries and then bitter hops to balance. Good session beer, but the balance is not quite there but the fruit is nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 Reddish in colour. Malty with a bit of caramel and fruit, itís simple but actually quite tasty and an ideal session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2005
[draught at kirky puffer] pours brown with a moderate lasting head. aroma is pretty simple malts, some caramel and a little fruit. light body, decent session beeer but a bit unremarkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2005
maybe a little suprizing this fellow, it seems that the aroma and taste are completly different bar the fact they are both a little malty. I found it hard to find any distint flavours in here though the aroma seemed a little sulphur. Alround a bit of a disapointment as i have heard this brewary does some good beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2005
Cask, New Road Inn, Leicester. 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Cask @ JDW The Regal, Cambridge, UK. 27th May 2005
Dark amber beer with a slight flowery palate. Well balanced. Caramel and refreshingly everyday attitude. Slightly fruity aftertaste.

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