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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


ianwelby's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (541) - - JAN 19, 2013
A clear, deep red ale with a thick, frothy head. Aroma is very mild and of fruit and malt. The flavour is similar with a citrus edge and it’s quite bitter on the tongue. It’s subtle but distinctive and very drinkable.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (357) - - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from lincoln market. Deep Maroon ale with a small white head. Smoky peaty Aroma, earthy and malty. Taste is smoky and slightly tart, pleasant bitterness on the tongue. Slight prickle with a good medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (100) - - APR 26, 2014
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival. Pours dark brown with decent, lasting head. Taste is toffee with a hint of bitterness. Highly drinkable

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle - Xmas gift. Poured a clear chestnut with a thin halo of off white head. Appeared to be filtered and possibly pasteurised. Aroma of light caramel, grass and slightly stale malt. More flat malt on the initial flavour with some sweets and aniseed. Finish was cereal, brown sugar and carbonated water. Had this on cask in a pub I worked in many years back, and I seem to recall it was substantially better than this bottled offering.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1041) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
500ml bottle from supermarket. Dark brown with small head. Slight toffee aroma and taste. Nice beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mt_hall (123) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Bottled. Pours a clear, dark ruby-brown colour, with a large, lasting off-white head. Fresh aroma of hops and pine, some citrus but no malt. Mostly dry in the mouth, with a smooth finish where a touch of malt appears. Flavours are clean and well balanced, but fairly, subtle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11862) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, ruby-golden-brown with a small, foamy white head. Nose has some semi-ripened fruits, some berries and semi-dark fruits, light tang, hints of dry leather. Light sweet flavor with plenty of dried fruits, maybe cherries and berries, some light smokey malts (which seem a bit out of place), mild wood, leather, dirt and leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweetness in the finish with some leathery fruits, dirty and leafy hops, faint toasted grass, and toasty bread. It’s alright overall. Nothing super about it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1195) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
On cask at the palladium, Llandudno. Pours red brown, malty, dark fruits and a very chuggable ale. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Dark oak colour with a small head, has a malt bitterness to its character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3087) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (12 May 12) - cloudy brown ale, thin white head, roasted malt aroma, bit chocolatey.


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