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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5542) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2122) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (2063) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
cask at JDW edinburgh ...hazy copper ... fruity malts ... bright light very soft fruityness ... gentle hint of plum .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1692) - 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 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17282) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Soft aroma of hops, brown sugar and malt with notes of caramel. The taste is soft with hints of malt, caramel and a gentle hops bitterness. I like that the caramel flavor is slightly in the background and not as intrusive in the taste. Easy to drink and refreshing good!

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