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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A red/brown, full bodied beer hoppy and bitter with a sweetness and roast malt flavor and a good strong finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 290509. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt and hop spices. Flavor is caramel, some black berries and a touch of ripe fruit and earth.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2009
Cask, half at The White Star. Deep dark amber with a russet tint topped by a film-type, off-white head and with solid laceworks on the glass. Dry and dark malty aroma. The flavour brings dark fruits mixed with caramel malts. Finish with bitter dark fruits. Well-bodied and pleasant (Stoke on Trent, 02.05.2009).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle at Kolding ølmesse, 2009. Pours amber with a small white head. Sweetness, Vinous, smooth, caramel and fruit. Ashy, earthy, flat and bready taste. Medium bodied. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle at YNWA. Clear red/brown - no head. Sweetness, caramel, nice malty, candy, toasted, light hoppy, fresh hoppy, bread, apples, piney. OK- nice.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle, 5.2%. OK bready aroma. Hazy copper colour. No head. The flavour is slightly old bread, a bit of paper. Not unpleasant, but a bit strange. High carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy deep orange with a fully gone head. Light sweet malty aroma. Light sweet caramel malty flavoured initially. Medium bitter and slight sweet malt base following. Refreshing hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours hazy orange amber with a nice, creamy, offwhite head. Aroma has light pine, a bit a ash and some hay. Some sweet, doughy malts. Light carbonation with lots of small bubbles. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely hoppy dry, some pine, soft green apples, malts, biscuits. Fine balanced ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 23, 2008
Dark amber, no head. nice notes of fruit, malt and hops. bitter and bittter finish. great soft mouthfeel. Not carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
50cl bottle from Tesco. Not bottle-conditioned. Very lively pour although this doesn’t seem to be bottle conditioned; copper with a thick beige head that falls back quickly; heady aroma of raisin and alcohol; rich, thick and oily in the mouth, with vinous fruits and chocolate flavours leaving a dry, nutty and moreish finish. An excellent example of the ESB style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
Bottle classified as ’local beer’ by Coventrian Tossco. Not very. Rubyish pour with beige suds. Earthy, resinous N.American hop aroma (Galena?) has got me interested straight away. Spiky hops in the mouth, blackcurrant, ash, a late nibble of bread/biscuit. Chocolate infused with something herbal- thyme? Shades of Tunnel. Fresher, earthier and less (roasted) malt-accented than the colouration would suggest. Another impressively hopped bottled bitter from this brewer. Uncomplicated, savoury hop goodness. My kind of beer.


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