Brewed at Banks’s (Marstons)

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, malt extract, light hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20100805]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37031) - 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 12/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Copper coloured, small beigeish brown colour. Aroma is fruits, wood, caramel malts and some mild grassyness. Flavour is fruits, wood, yeast, grass and some mild fruity and wooden notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
Cask @ Sir John Oldcastle, JDW. Farringdon EC1. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some weak hints of hops. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish with some hints of caramel in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
cask at JDW edinburgh ...hazy copper ... fruity malts ... bright light very soft fruityness ... gentle hint of plum .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16924) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15794) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11962) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11833) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
6 Mashy, a little bit farty, some caramel
4 Reddy orange, tiny head.
6 Sweet fruity retronasals. Sweet caramalty machiness
3 Very simple mashy palate. Smooth. Finish has walnut papers.
12 Nothing wrong with it, but it’s a bit dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
Cask conditioned, half pint at Barony Bar. Copper- amber body. Low head with fragile lace dripping. Fine malt-fruity aroma. Blend of caramel malts and leafy hops in flavour, developing into a nice bitter round off. Traditional good British bitter (Edinburgh, 01.12.2010).

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