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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
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
Cask Handpump. Dark brown beer with frothy head. Caramel aroma. Well balanced dry, sweet, malty beer. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29168) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned. Chestnut brown. Ashy aroma. Starts fruity with hints of figs, but finishes off dry and slighlty salty. A nice and rather complex cask ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
cask at standing order ...deep copper brown ... creamy tan head ... soft sweet roast malts ... long woody bitter front ... some hop ... very bitter linger ... hardwork

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Noted this as Bomber Country. Cask at the Hopbine in Cambridge. Dark reddish brown color with a decent head. Sort of a cross between a brown and an ESB. Very flavorful. Very good. I can still recall holding the glass. Note from 10/14/2004.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10538) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10019) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9172) - 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.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7988) - 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.


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