Brewed by Tom Wood’s
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Barnetby, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular
A deep red premium bitter with earthy hops and fruity malt notes. Some citrus notes emerge in the mouth, with a teasing roasted bitterness playing on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Cask (Clarendon Arms, Cambridge) Reddish, thin head. Sweet malty aroma, hints of dark berries. Loads of malt in the taste, thick and rich - and with enough nuttiness to keep the taste buds firing. Great ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
Cask at the Wheatsheaf Frimley Green. A lovely dark amber colour with plenty of berries in the aroma. Lots of roast malt on the taste. A good beer,however this is not a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 1) The Sad Hog Tavern. Ruby red glow with lacings aplenty. Vinous fruit, red berry, Flemish sourness, maybe cinammon. Nibbles of chocolate and liquorice. Unusually sour for an English brew. Not sure it’s meant to taste like this. 535312. 2) Cask handpull, Hinckley Spoons, 12/04/12. Claret against the table with a dirty cream collar. Light roasted nut, earthy coffee, slight urinal aroma: very good. Generous, roasted nut, coffee sprinkled flavour. Some underlying blackcurrant and orange hop presence. Balanced, textured. Bitter finish, nut husk afters. Excellent. 747415.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
Gravity dispense at the Miners’ Arms Summer Beer Festival, St Werburgh’s Bristol 6/8/07. Reddish amber colour with a moderate off-white head. aroma of caramel and red fruits. Flavour of dark chocolate and red currants with a hoppy, bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
[CASK: The Bull’s Head, Piccadilly, Manchester 19/02/07] A good strongish ale that has a nice taste. Worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2007
A Sim Rate (Cask at Planet Thanet): Sweet and bitter caramel aroma. Slightly metallic. Morello cherriesin the aroma. Bitter dark chocolate flavour. It’s a bit like a Mon Cherie liqueur chocolates. OK, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2007
Cask (handpull), Tap & Spile, Lincoln.

Half Man Half Biscuit once sang; "There is nothing better in life / than writing on the sole of your slipper with a biro / on a Saturday night / instead of going to the pub".

They were wrong.

There is nothing better in life than finding a great pub with great local beer in great condition. Old-satchel-brown body, a transient effervescing head, sweet and soft malts with some slight hazelnuttiness. Superb stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2007
On the cask in York. Deep brown, red highlights with a fading off-white head. Caramel upfront in the nose, with slight grapefruit and assorted citrus notes. Taste was predominantly sour, and slightly unpleasant, with a cloying acidic sweetness that came through slightly in grapefruit and dried fruit notes. Straw or grass hoppiness in the finish, but unrefined.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Cask handpump at the Crown, Charlton-on-Otmoor 25-11-06. Dark ruby in colour with a malty and dried fruit nose, malts dominate the flavour which is a touch sweet and little bit one dimensional, but nonetheless tasted good, and it was nice to see this in a GK pub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2006
[Cask at The Three Judges] Deep brown with a thin, persistant head. Nose of Toffee, caramel, glaed fruit, treacle, epachu, citric hops. Medium-full body ,sweet upfront, lots of fruit on the palate, dry finish with some nice bitterness.

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