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


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (393) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Cask at ’munro’s’ Glasgow. A mild amber with a fair off-white head. Aroma of some flowery notes and malt. Taste a slight sweetness, malt and a mild bitter finish. A pleasant ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
cask at reading ... dark amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet dry toffee nose ... dry musty toffee hops... dry fruits ...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ianwelby (497) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois (9109) - 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 !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10461) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4152) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1861) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2930) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (35220) - 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]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattstrib (19) - 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.

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