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

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - 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.

4.1
   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.

2.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7463) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1109) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Nutty lightly roasted malts with hints of sweet chocolate and a slightly dry earthy finish. Quite pleasant but perhaps overly light and not quite assertive enough.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Soapy white bubbles on a hazy orange pour. Fresh apricots, sweet apples, a little musk. Pleasant tartness, earthy, dried papaya, a solid brisk bitterness that lingers more in the front of the palate than in the throat. A nice farmy kind of ale. Unrefined, but with it’s own charm.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2006
<!-- i -->Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London.<!-- /I --><!-- br --> Malty brown colour, frothy grey head. Thin lackluster body. Very average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
Cask Handpump. Dark brown beer with frothy head. Caramel aroma. Well balanced dry, sweet, malty beer. Hoppy finish.


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