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Townshend Old House ESB

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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: 23   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tombutlin (86) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2015
Dave tasted it before I did. "Smells like home brew" he said. Maybe thatís what the brewer wanted, but this takes me back to the 80s, and not in a good way, where life is full of opportunity, but when your flatmate brews his own and does an OK job of it

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (430) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2015
Nutty aroma with a touch of yeast and astringency that is immediately noticed in the taste. Taste is close to porter, its pretty good, but unexceptional and a little over-dominated by a slightly metallic sourness. But, hey, maybe thatís the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2013
The head is good, the body red-brown. It smells maltaromatic, sweet, malty. The taste is malty, sweet, grain, bit hoppy, In the aftertaste bit sour-sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (927) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 From the comments below, seems to me way different from the beer of 2-3 years ago. Very cloudy amber, chicken broth cloudy, really, with a beige head that hangs around, no matter what. Little to whiff, exempt for a faint aroma of pale lager. The referred sweetness is vague, mostly hidden under a rather strong grassy, citrus bitterness. This wouldnít have been my first choice, as Iíd have expected more of that paradoxical sweet, more mellow, malty, "bitter". Still, itís not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craiggyNZ (9) - - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
Handpump at HZ. My definition of a session ale. My glass evaporated before me. Nothing hugely 'in your face' going on, but I could happily have another (and another..) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (804) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 A solid bitter beer. Nothing special - but enjoyable nonetheless. Would not skip a session fuelled by this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
i only had this recently, but oddly canít remember much about it. all i remember was typical a middle-of-the-road session with pleasant fruit and bitterness. was nice anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (710) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. A really nice english bitter, classic ESB aromas and flavours. Loved it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
Not a bad beer, nice bitterness with a subtle hint of hops that are not overpowering. An OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2012
Pours golden with good head. Aroma is slightly malty and hoppy. Bitter smooth creamy taste. Kinda made me burp after each swig though. Not sure why.


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