Brewed by Tomos Watkin
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Swansea, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pasteurised bottle.
NOTE: This beer has also been seen in cask. Ratings for the cask version should NOT be entered here - add it as a new beer.
Dedicated to the memory of Idris Parry AB, who established the Hurns Mineral Water Co., after he’d survived being torpedoed and sunk by the Kaiser... twice!
Vowing never to go near salt water again, he spent the rest of his life downing the great Ales of Wales. We salute his spirit, we salute his dedication, and, lastly, we salute his buoyancy.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bjakk (412) - Skagafjordur, - JUL 14, 2014
Bronze colour, cloudy, with yellowish head. Dry fruit malt and sherry in the aroma. Sweet malt, toffee with mild sweet bitterness in the aftertaste. that grows. watery, high in carbon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1044) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2014
0,5L bottle (as a gift). Pours copper with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, some sour notes. Body is on the thin side. Overall: ok brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (1298) - ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Hazy orange beer, small off-white head. Malty nose, hops, caramel. Flavor is metallic-herbal notes, toasty malt, spice notes, hops in the finish. Fizzy carbonation. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2476) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle from asda, pwhelli. Drank in caravan at hafan y mor, north wales. Dark amber with small head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and malts. Taste is slightly sweet malts and caramel with some vegetal notes. Ok beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 9, 2014
Thanks to my friend Stephen. Appearance: rusty red, small off white head. Aroma: nutty, spicy, a little yeast, slight sourness. Flavour: brackish, lots of nuttiness, slightly metallic, a little spice, mildly bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierocker (25) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottled. Clear light amber in colour with a small white head and medium carbonation. Sweet, malty aroma with ripe fruits. The taste is of sweet caramel. Medium body with a sweet finish a slight hope note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10769) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Stan’s Nisa, Llangollen, Wales. Ruby amber with white head. This was a cut above the other bottled Tomos Watkin beers I have had recently, it is smooth, malty with a cooked caramel sweetness but with the advantage of a light, earthy hop note for some balance. Good depth, slightly honeyed in character. Reasonable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 21, 2013
Full bodied toasted grain and cereal flavoured beer. Great amber colour. Hints of burnt caramel. Smooth in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bozo_skeleton (583) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 27, 2013
Ambrée légèrement caramélisé. Ne tiens pas la longueur. Manque de relief ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20176) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
Bottled. Hazy amber, rich head. Aroma of ripe fruit and caramel. Fairly sweet with soft mouthfeel and medium body. Toast and caramel, some brown sugar. Low bitterness.

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