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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2005
Cask @ Crosse Keys: Darker amber in colour with a short sudsy beige head. Slight mouldy sock aroma with some stale malts. Sweetish malt start with some cara notes, finish is very astringent bitter though. Thin in body. Very unrefined.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
Cask Conditioned at a JDW. Strangely this was a dark brown mild at 4.5%, I’m cofused. Sweet sticky mild ale but with plenty of fruit character. On offer in the JDW May Festival it was soft and easy way to finish the evening. Few outstanding characteristics but nothing bad about it either. Bog Standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Rosy tasting, a nice change for a cask ale. Knights Templar, Chancery Lane, London. Rather delicious, would have had a second but we were on the run.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 Cask@The Roebuck, Richmond. Not too bad, fruity and sweet to start, with some tangy lemon bitterness. Innofensive and pretty easy to knock back a few pints, i was surprised because i have alwasy been dissapointed with Thwaites beers in the past, this was decent though. RE-rate:original score 3.0. I didn’t like it as much the next night i went back and had some, still nice for a session swill.

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