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Brewed by Townshend Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Upper Moutere, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewer’s Reserve.
A deeply satisfying, new world ESB, delicately hopped with old world Bramling Cross Hops.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 28, 2013
Full, sweet and tangy, well rounded and rich in colour, frothy with head and thirst quenching. This is another superb bitter from Martin Townshend; he really does bring the best out of the style. Delicious.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (783) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2013
Very pleasant bitter, as sweet and mellow as a good ESB. Lots of caramel, biscuits, a touch of groseille and a few drops of some miracle tonic that must have been bought from a very convincing medice man in an old wagon.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2012
It looks as if bitter ought to, amber with a fluffy white head that was persistent. Aromas are held back a little by the head, but I gleaned a bit of grassy hop, crystal malt and biscuits. Flavours were golden and bready. More mellow sweetness than challenging bitterness but a good sessionable pint. Tangelo sweetness on the finish, but lacking a little in body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2011
deep amber color. Caramel, earthy nose with just a hint of hops. Mouth is much more hoppy with notes of blackcurrant, earth and caramel. Very well balanced. Dry. Moderate bitter finish. Very very pleasant. Half way between a American and English pale ale. Loved it!


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