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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Cask@Lincoln Beer Festival 2006. Brown beer with a lightly caramel aroma and a light, watery and dry flavour. Overall a plain beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Friar Penketh, Warrington (JDW) 11/08/2002 Mid to dark brown colour and slightly fruity. Lasting roast finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 25/04/2005 Mid brown colour fruity and malty. Slightly bitter dry roast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2007 Cask at the Three Tuns, Biddenham, Bedfordshire. Thinnish head, but it laced nicely. Dark brown colour. Aroma had warming malt and a distant sweetness. I thought this was a beautifully balanced beer, with a hint of pear sweetness and English-style, lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Draught. A lovely pint. Malty, slightly sweet flavour. Some nutiness as well. Very drinkable, despite being around 5% I have drunk this for hours.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1846) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
Draught at the Three Nuns, Loughborough. Dark brown beer with frothy head. Caramel aroma. Well balanced dry, sweet, malty beer. Hoppy finish. A ’drinks below its gravity ’ beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5168) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 JDW Rochester A tangy and juicy sweet traditional bitter. Appearance is a heavy dark copper with a fast vanishing natural bubble head. Mouthfeel is fresh and gently seductive with a slight oily texture. The malt and hops are well integrated giving a superb balance. There's a nuttiness and a twiggy flavour, with just a suggestion of chocolate. There are even hints of heather honey and a smack of leather. Exceptionally pleasing with a pleasant jam and mouldy pear aroma.
Crown & Thistle, Gravesend. A great beer drunk in a great pub - the CAMRA National Pub of the Year - and it turns out to be rather less than experienced last time. Despite a good start the beer quickly turned watery with a vanishing peppery/curry finish. Add to that a yeasty old socks aroma, and something has gone wrong here! I scored it 2.4, but won't adjust my previous score which was based on two full pint samples.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
Deep ruby/amber colour. Served a bit cold. Subtle roasty malt and fruit aroma. Well balanced malt and hops in the taste. Surprisingly dry for the dark colour. Medium bodied. Clean and lasting finish. Nice bite and no residual sweetness. An excellent supping pint that drinks below its alcohol content. Quite complex and everything comes together well. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London SW1.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10001) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Falkland Arms, Gt. Tew, Oxon. Dark brown beer with frothy head. Nicely balanced sweet malty beer, toffee and cereal notes, warming alcohol character. A little finishing hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7976) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2002
Dark brown in colour. This is a malty, fruity beer with light roast notes and a touch of toffee. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2002
A brown beer with a very nice head. It has a slight fruity aroma. The flavor is very pleasant smooth and complex with a nice malt sweetness and an OK bitterness.


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