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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2470) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2006
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
Cask Handpump. Dark brown beer with frothy head. Caramel aroma. Well balanced dry, sweet, malty beer. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4653) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2066) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.

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