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Brewed by Upham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bishops Waltham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

The second brew available from Upham Brewery, Stakes Ale is a mid coloured stronger beer at 4.6%.
For those that like a stronger fuller flavoured beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
cask at reading ... dark amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet dry toffee nose ... dry musty toffee hops... dry fruits ...

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ianwelby (411) - SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Clear copper pint with a thick creamy head. Not much aroma at all. Nut and malt taste and it’s an almost creamy beer. Not special bit I could drink it at a push.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 07/04/13. Hazed dark amber with a thin off white head. Nose is malt, vegetal, buttery/diacetyl, light caramel. Taste comprises mild fruit, fart, touch toffee, indescernable flavours of general rancidity. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry in the finish. I’ve had 3 out of 5 from this brewery all twiggy nonsense meets vegetable soup. MEH !!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9961) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Brown to amber with white head. Full malty fruity beer, nicely bitter, bread-crust with a robust peachy edge. Plenty of depth and length on the palate. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
Clear with a golden copper tint and a thick healthy creamy head. Its texture is quite thin making it easy to drink, easily a session ale. It has some light malts evident in its character too.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Ascot Beer Festival 2012. Pours a brown copper colour with a thin white head, aroma has some malt and caramel, taste is sweet and malty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Cask by handpump at Cavens Arms, Dumfries - clear copper ale, thin off-white head, caramel / floral hop aroma, caramel and biscuit flavour, high carbonation, medium body, bitter aftertaste

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caraeml, smoke, rubber - plastic. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, smoke rubber. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110429]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattstrib (18) - Truro, Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Cask at Fulfood Arms. Poured with good off white head and drinks with some lacing. Malt on the nose with rich fruit. Malt on taste with a burnt earthiness, slight sweetness. Body is medium and mouthfeel is a little harsh. Slight astringent on finish which lasts with a gentle bitterness and hint of dark ripe fruit. An OK beer, would choose again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2011
Cask@The Castle, London. Copper colour, small offwhite head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some herbs and milld earthyness. Flavour is wood, sweet malts and some nice floral and herbal notes as well. Quite floral and grassy bitterness in the finish.


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