Tunnel Legend Bitter
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Brewed by Tunnel (Indian Brewery)
Style: Bitter
Ansley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask / Bottle Conditioned;
Rumour has it...the tunnel, after which the brewery is named, was often used as a shelter by Bill Davis if it rained during local cricket matches. Bill was as well known for his fantastic head of hair (eat your heart out Marge Simpson) as he was for his cruelly deceptive leg spinning skills. (Just ask the likes of English Test Cricket players Dennis Amiss, John Jameson and Tom Cartwright –all of whom fell foul to Bill’s wicked wrist-action). And it wasn’t just his hair! Bill also hated getting his socks wet. On one occasion when his wife Pearl had had enough of Bill’s “rabid fear of water” she decided to sow up one of his cricket trouser legs. When he tried to put them on Bill went flying across the changing room floor. Thus was born the phrase “going a Pearler”. Now, when you drink this beer in honour of Bill and is legendary wrist-action/ball skills, make sure you to don’t end up … “going for a Pearler”!.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Old Thatch, Stratford upon Avon. Amber with slight white head. This was a bit of a minger unfortunately, fruity, tart and really not very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2009
Another of Tunnel’s misses, I’m afraid. Hazy copper with a white head. Slightly vegetal sour vinegar aroma and taste, thin and rather nasty like one of those homebrew kits where you simply add hot water and wait for a bit. No bitterness to speak of. This is a pity, because one or two of their beers are quite good. Another stupid label by the way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2009
small white head and amber body. hoppy aroma. oats and honey in flavour with a crisp dry finish. drinkable, not so memorable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Light unclear light amber orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, sour malt, sour milk. Flavor is moderate sweet and sour milk with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (220808)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Hazy golden with a small, off-white head. Lightly tart, fruity nose. Light body, a tart fruitiness and a dry and lightly bitter finish. Unfortunately this one contains a distinctly infected acidity. 220808

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ungstrup (34703) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled. a slightly hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sour malty, while the flavor is only lightly sour and malty, and the body thin. Pasteurize please. Thanks to fonefan and Brugmansia for sharing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle, thx to fonefan. Pours a semi-clear golden body under a small beige head. Sour, dusty, citrusy aroma, sure not suited for bottle conditioning. The same can be found in the flavor, it’s citrusy and dusty, but mostly sour. Not much bitterness found, neither initially nor in the finish. Thin and astringent in the mouth. There’s some refreshing qualities in the beer, but it’s sure infected. (080822)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing white head, holds yeast sediments in the bottle. Citric and bitter finish. Flavour is citric and bitter with a distinct sourness coming through. Clearly infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask, The Tap, Peterborough. Gently earthy coffeeish red sessions. Rim of white, light autumn fruit, coffee and wafer. A refreshingly ordinary best bitter, and a welcome variation from the local stuff (citrussy golden ales). Strawberry jelly on top of a Thai. Slightly eggy snout. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber brown with a cream head. Aromas are mellow berries with burnt toast and some nuttiness. Has some floral character. Flavours are mid-malts with a light roast character. Some light berries with a bitter finish. Not bad.

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